Equipment Use Rates

Equipment accessed through CAMN typically bears a user fee to cover equipment and facility maintenance costs. Labor charges are applied when facility staff are involved in user training, equipment operation, or data analysis. Indirect costs are included in the basic equipment and labor rates for all external users. The membership fee that is required to receive the Full Membership rate or Partial Membership rate supports the educational and research mission of the Center.

Use rates are divided into four general categories.

Research rate

  • Applicable to Lehigh users
  • Membership fee: None
  • Indirect costs: Users are charged according to the terms of the specific research project

Full Membership Industrial Liaison Program rate

  • Applicable to non-Lehigh business entities
  • Membership fee: $10,000/yr
  • Also applicable to non-Lehigh university and government users, no membership fee required
  • Indirect costs are already included in the advertised rates

Partial Membership Industrial Liaison Program rate

  • Applicable to non-Lehigh business entities
  • Membership fee: $3,000/yr
  • Indirect costs are already included in the advertised rates

Non-Member Industrial Liaison Program rate

  • Applicable to non-Lehigh business entities
  • Membership fee: None
  • Indirect costs are already included in the advertised rates

The current use rates are listed in the following PDF document.

Equipment Use Rates (PDF; 1 December 2016)