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Booking and Charges
The EPPF operates primarily in ‘hotel mode’ whereby end-users book in and use well maintained equipment under the guidance of the EPPF staff.
The access charging is tiered depending on multiple factors, including EPPF-staff involvement, maintenance recovery, consumable usage, user funding body and whether they are internal or external, academic or industrial.
Full Service Mode
If you do not have the time to undertake the experiments yourself or do not intend to use the resources and equipment that frequently, there may be an opportunity for the EPPF to provide a full service where our experienced staff will undertake the experiments for you.
In many cases this can be most beneficial for forwarding the project as the staff are both efficient and have experience to optimise the conditions and exploit other techniques that less experienced users may not have been aware of.
Please be aware however, that there will be additional costs involved (possibly significant) and mutually agreeable time-scales and milestones involved in engaging the EPPF in full-service work.
Project costings and the most beneficial mode of access to the facility resources can be discussed on a project-to-project basis.
The access charges listed below are tiered into 4 basic headings. The end-user access involves basic support/input from the EPPF staff. More intensive staff involvement, i.e., bespoke method development, intensive specialist one-on-one training or full staff engagement in the project often incurs increased costs, and this is reflected in the academic service charges, provided as an indicator of the likely cost for having the EPPF run a service.
The actual cost maybe significantly less or more, depending on the type of project – collaborative versus partial or full-service provision - and the amount of redundancy in the framework/protocols being applied and used for a particular project.