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Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406.243.6003
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BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory

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 Fee Structure

The BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory works with three distinct populations:

(1) Academic colleagues, staff scientists, graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Montana
(2) National and international academic colleagues and their students
(3) Commercial entities

The BCRL either works collaboratively with investigators or it bills on a contract or hourly basis.  The arrangement is determined by the scope of the project and affiliation of the user.

The table, below, displays the Biospectroscopy Core's hourly rates for academic users.  If you are interested in establishing a collaboration with the BCRL,or for any other questions regarding billable services for academic or industrial users, please contact Sandy Ross ( or Chelle Terwilliger (


University of Montana Users     

External Academic Users     

Hourly Rate

Daily Rate*

Hourly Rate

Daily Rate*

Laser Lab Use; Assisted $50 $400 $75 $600
Laser Lab Use; Unassisted $30 $240 $45 $360
Analysis; Assisted $50 $400 $55 $440
Analysis; Unassisted $10 $80 $12 $96
SpectraMax; Assisted Use $40 $320 $60 $480
SpectraMax; Unassisted Use  $15 $120 $15 $120
Experiment Design/Set-up $45 $360 $45 $360
Consultation $50 $400 $75 $600

Rates include equipment and software use as well as personnel time; project specific materials are billed separately.

*Day rate is intended for use in excess of 8 hours in a 24-hour period (eg., overnight or extended instrument use).

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