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INTRODUCTION
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CHARGES & USAGE POLICY


 

LOCATION


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ADDRESS


Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
MD11 #04-04, 10 Medical Drive
Clinical Research Centre
Singapore 117597

 

CHARGES

     

For Confocal Microscopes

 

Users

Rates per hour

 

User Operated

Staff Operated/ Training

NUS & NUHS Users

S$23

S$70

Other Users

S$30

S$90

 

 

For Long-Term Imaging System

 

S$5/hr, 10% discount after every 12 hour block.

No. of hours

Package Price

12 hrs

S$60

24 hrs

S$108

36 hrs

S$146

48 hrs

S$175

60 hrs

S$197

72 hrs

S$213

 

Consumables

Item

Price

Lab-Tek 2, 4 or 8-well coverglass chambers

(8 pieces per pack)

S$100

DVD +R

S$5

 

Usage Policy

 

New User


All new users are required to submit an application form.


Right-click HERE and choose "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." to save the Application Form to your computer.

 

Training

All new users are required to attend a 1 hour training at staff operated rate before being allowed to operate the microscopes independently. Users have a choice of bringing their own samples or just coming as a group (max 3) to have a hands-on session with an in house sample. Subsequent bookings will be charged at user operated rates.


Users who have not completed the training session will be charged the more expensive staff operated rate.

 

Bookings


Use of the microscopes is by appointment only.

Each user is only allowed to book a maximum of 3 hours per week.

Users who have made excessive booking may be asked to give up some of their slots for other users. Exceptions are made for users with special requirements (e.g Live imaging).

Minimum chargeable and booking duration is 30 minutes. Users are charged for all hours booked plus any extension of usage.

 

Cancellations


Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hrs prior to the scheduled start time.

To cancel a reservation within 24 hrs prior to the start: half of the fee is charged unless user finds someone else to book all or part of the time slot.
We understand that preparations can fail at the last minute; we have a 1 hour grace period per month.

 

Penalties


Users who are late for more than 30min without informing CMU staff may have their slot cancelled and given to other users on the waiting list. They will still be charged the full hours booked.


 

Missed appointments or appointments cancelled after the start time are charged the full scheduled time.

 

Users may be banned from the CMU if they repeatedly:

  • Abuse the microscopes (e.g. do not clean oil objectives, install unauthorized software on the confocal computers);
  • Abuse the booking system (e.g. repeatedly show up late, cancel at the last minute, no show);
  • Disrupt other users (.e.g. do not finish on time and leech into the next user's time slot, come without booking and try to harass other users into letting them use) In the case of gross negligence, the user & the research group may be held liable for all damages.
 

Others


Users need to prepare suitable controls for their own imaging experiments. No meaningful or correct and accurate interpretation of images or acquisition settings adjustment can be done without them
 
NEVER EVER look directly at the laser!!! (The lasers will damage your eyes!).
Use the correct immersion medium for its respective objective and clean the oil objectives or wipe the water lens after use.
 
Do not switch back and forth between Oil objectives and air objectives without wiping the oil away from the oil objectives first

CONTACT US

Prof Hanry Yu

Director
Email: phsyuh@nus.edu.sg


Ms Lee Shu Ying

Lab Executive
Email: medleesy@nus.edu.sg


Mr Zhang Weian

Lab Executive
Email: medzw@nus.edu.sg

 

Tel: 6516 6306

 


 

OPERATING HOURS


Mon-Thu : 9am to 6pm
Fri : 9am to 5.30pm