How to get access to University of Oslo NMR instruments

The Department of Chemistry maintains and operates an advanced state-of-the-art NMR laboratory with a fleet of 8 instruments in the range from 200 MHz to 800 MHz.

Allocation of NMR time and related user fees are subject to interdepartmental agreements as detailed below. Fees will be determined by funding (internal / external), as well as research category (supported / contract).

Users with approved technical competence as determined by the NMR Center Leader may be granted personal access to the instruments. Users depending on technical operator assistance will be subject to additional fees.

The NMR Centre Leader will allocate access time among users and instruments based on a fair and reasonable consideration of available capacity and scientific need.

 

Externally funded contribution research projects

Academic staff and students affiliated with a university or a research institution participating in an externally financed project (e.g. RCN, EU, NSF and NIH) can be charged a flat yearly fee to avoid an extremely high cost. For projects lasting less than 10 days an academic price of 100 NOK/hour + VAT is applied. The NMR fee should be included and specified in the project budget.

Due to the large span in required data acquisition time from small organic molecules to large biomolecules, fees will vary. The NMR Center Manager will settle the fee level in dialogue with the Project Leader based on estimated acquisition time and extent of use. The following fee levels are indicated for combined access to 200 MHz, 300 MHz, 2 x 400 MHz, 500 MHz and 600 MHz instruments:

Low – Mid MW organic molecules                       PhD student                            NOK 17.000 /year

Low – Mid MW organic molecules                       Post Doc                                 NOK 25.000 /year

High MW biomolecules or other extensive use    PhD student/Post Doc            NOK 50.000 /year

If the user is not from UiO 25 % VAT must be added.

Industrial and commercial contract research

Depending upon available capacity, the NMR Centre offers commercial NMR services. Approved users are granted personal access as determined by the NMR Centre Leader to instruments in the 200 MHz - 600 MHz range. Technical operator assistance is mandatory for manual use of 500 MHz, 600 MHz and 800 MHz instruments. When the 600 MHz and 800 MHz instruments is running in automatic mode (ICONNMR) operator assistance is not needed.

Approved customers will be granted online access to their data from our server.

Fees are differentiated according to field strength and probe type as detailed below.

200, 300 and 400 MHz

Instrument fee: NOK 400 / hour *

Operator optional

500 MHz

Instrument fee: NOK 600 / hour*

Operator mandatory

600 and 800 MHz (including cryo probe)

Instrument fee: NOK 1000 / hour*

Operator mostly mandatory

Technical assistance

Operator fee: NOK 1000 / hour*

*All prices stated are subject to additional 25% VAT

 

Internally funded academic staff and students covered by cost sharing agreements

In the absence of external funding, users covered by cost sharing agreements will be granted free access to the following NMR instruments within the stated capacity limitations. This will typically apply to Master and PhD students as well as professors from the Department of Chemistry, Department of Bioscience, School of Pharmacy and the Veterinary Institute.

Department of Chemistry

DPX200 (up to 75% use), DPX300 (up to 75 % use), AVII400 (up to 75 % use), AVIIIHD400 (up to 50 % use), DRX500 (up to 82,5 % use), AVI600 (up to 100 % use), AVII600 (up to 28% use) and AVIIIHD800 (up to 100 % use).

School of Pharmacy

DPX200 (up to 25 % use), DPX300 (up to 25 % use), AVII400 (up to 25 % use), AVIIIHD400 (up to 50 % use), DRX500 (up to 17,5 % use) and AVII600 (up to 22 % use).

Department of Biosciences

AVII600 (up to 28% use).

Veterinary Institute

AVII600 (up to 22 % use).

Academic staff not covered by cost sharing agreements

Academic staff and students not covered by cost sharing agreements are offered access to instruments in the 200 MHz - 600 MHz range for a fee of NOK 100 / hour acquisition time. The stated fee will be subject to additional 25% VAT outside UiO. 

 

Application to use the 800 MHz instrument is done by filling in the application form at the Norwegian NMR Platform (NNP) at UiB

http://nmr.uib.no/index.php/services/application-form 

NNP operates with an hourly rate for use of the spectrometer. NNP is divided into three independent rental places - 850 MHz UiB, 800 MHz NTNU, 800 MHz UiO.

http://nmr.uib.no/index.php/services/rates

Internally funded academic staff and students at Department of Chemistry UiO will be granted free access to the 800 MHz instrument at UiO within capacity limitations since the majority of the running cost is covered by Department of Chemistry. This will typically apply to Master and PhD students as well as professors. 

Academic staff and students affiliated with a university or a research institution participating in an externally financed project (e.g. RCN, EU, private industry) can be charged a flat yearly fee for access to the 800 MHz instrument to avoid an extremely high cost. For projects lasting less than 10 days an academic price of 100 NOK/hour  is applied. The NMR fee should be included and specified in the project budget.

Due to the large span in required data acquisition time from small organic molecules to large biomolecules, fees will vary. The NMR Center Manager will settle the fee level in dialogue with the Project Leader based on estimated acquisition time and extent of use. The following fee levels are indicated:

Low – Mid MW organic molecules                       PhD student                            NOK 17.000 /year

Low – Mid MW organic molecules                       Post Doc                                 NOK 25.000 /year

High MW biomolecules or other extensive use    PhD student/Post Doc            NOK 50.000 /year

If the user is not from UiO 25 % VAT must be added.

 

Documentation of adequate knowledge to access NMR spectrometers

Users must document adequate knowledge of NMR to access the spectrometers. Advanced user courses in NMR are required to run any of the nmr spectrometers in manual mode. Nevertheless, lower requirements are set to use the spectrometers when they are in automatic mode, e.g. ICONNMR on AVII400, AVIIIHD400, AVI600, AVII600 and AVIIIHD800. Users who do not have the required knowledge will not be allowed to use any spectrometer without supervision. All users are required to participate in a HSE course for NMR lab. 

 

Mandatory Acknowledgment 200 MHz - 600 MHz

All users must acknowledge the University of Oslo NMR Center and also acknowledge the Research Council of Norway for financial contributions in connection with the purchase of all of the NMR instruments except for the AVI600 instrument which was financed solely by the  Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UiO and the two 400 MHz instruments which were purchased solely with funds from Department of Chemistry UiO and the UiO NMR Center - in all publications, patents, books, meeting presentations and similar.

 

Mandatory Acknowledgment 800 MHz

“The Research Council of Norway is acknowledged for support through the Norwegian NMR Platform, NNP (226244 / F50).”

http://nmr.uib.no/index.php/11-static-contents/24-acknowledgments

 

 

 

 

 

Published Jan. 18, 2011 3:16 PM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2017 9:23 AM