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Fee Schedule and Policies

The RWJMS Circular Dichroism Facility is open to the entire scientific community.

Fee Schedules
Rates effective July 1, 2015

Inside Academic Users (Rutgers)

  • Instrument time with operator (based on lamp usage): $137/hour.
  • Operator Time: $82 per hour (for consultation, training, data analysis, etc.)
  • (Currently unavailable)  Instrument Time (based on lamp usage):  $55 per hour for the first 20 hours within a year.  After 20 hours, use will be billed at $27 per hour.  The maximum instrument time charge for a 24 hour period will be $450.  Overnight users must vacate the instrument by 9AM.
  • (Currently unavailable) Introductory Training Offer:  All new users must receive training and be authorized by the Director for independent use.  $650 Includes discussion of experimental design and sample preparation, one day (up to 8 hours) of instrument time and instruction in methods of data analysis in preparation for independent use.

Outside Academic Rates

  • 20% higher than the academic rate.

Industrial Users

  • Instrument Time: $275 per hour. Includes services of operator.
  • Operator Time: $165 per hour for off-instrument data analysis, creation of publication quality figures, and other consultation.


  • Industrial and outside academic users must have a purchase order prior to using the instrument.
  • The Director reserves the right to increase rates at a maximum of 4% per year.
  • Only authorized, trained individuals may operate the instrument independently.

Signup Policy

  • email:  Online signup is not currently available.
  • Click Here to check the online CD facility calendar.
  • An authorized user may create an individual account at Google Calendar. This will give a possibility to sign on the CD lab calendar online.
  • Users may sign up in advance on Mondays for the following week, or any available day in the current week, and must inform the Director by email.  Alternatively, it is possible to sign up for the instrument via email at