User Fees

Invoices, acknowledgements, co-authorships

Services of the DCI are always billed. In addition to the fees, we kindly request that you acknowledge the DCI personnel in resulting publications.

An example of a general acknowledgement: “We thank the DCI from EPFL, UNIL and UNIGE for their support”. Please inform the Head of DCI about any resulting publications or posters, as this is important for our reporting.

If a member of the DCI has contributed substantial intellectual input to your project, such as when dealing with very challenging samples, interpreting results, or building an atomic model into a 3D map, then please consider adding that person (and that person only) to the list of co-authors of a resulting publication. 

User Fees

Fees are as follows (1):

Service Members (2) Other Swiss Academia Others (Non-Swiss Academia and For-Profit industry (3))
Titan #1 (300kV CFEG,SelectrisX,FalconIV) 29/hr or 696/day 34.80/hr or 835.20/day 150/hr or 3600/day first 5 days per year, then 125/hr or 3000/day (4)
Titan #2 (300kV CFEG,FalconIV) 29/hr or 696/day 34.80/hr or 835.20/day 140/hr or 3360/day first 5 days per year, then 120/hr or 2880/day (4)
Glacios (200kV XFEG,FalconIV) 29/hr or 696/day 34.80/hr or 835.20/day 110/hr or 2640/day first 5 days per year, then 105/hr or 2520/day (4)
Extra Service 78/hr 93.60/hr 130/hr

(1) All prices in CHF, and without guarantee. Contact us for definite prices.

(2) Members are EPFL, UNI Lausanne and Uni Geneva.

(3) Prices are exclusive of tax.

(4) The reduced price for "Others" applies for a user, when he/she has used any DCI Lausanne instrument for 5 days in a year.

The instrument fees above include consumables and the operator to set up and supervise the automated data collection, and some preliminary data processing will be done automatically during data collection.

Extensive sample optimization, manual operation of an electron microscope by DCI personnel, data processing or model building are billed as Extra Service.

For Others (i.e., non-Swiss Academia and  industry clients), no additional overhead applies, but VAT has to be added where applicable.