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Welcome to apply for measurement time or sample preparation support at the Swedish NMR Centre
There are two nodes to the Swedish NMR Centre, located in Umeå and Gothenburg. For information regarding instrumentation and supported expert competence, please check the respective website, GU node and UmU node.
Rules and fees information
Academic projects are accepted after evaluation of scientific quality and feasibility. For most projects, this is done by SNC personnel, but for larger projects, the SNC scientific board is consulted. Industrial projects are accepted without evaluation.
No projects are accepted without submitting a risk assessment.
Support is offered on different levels
Access: User operates spectrometer or use a ‘walk up machine’
Service: SNC staff performs measurements after discussion/instructions from user and provides data, processed or in raw format
Collaboration: The project is on a collaborative basis, usually including analysis of NMR data by SNC personnel, but can also include planning of experiments, set up of pulse sequences, design of new pulse sequences, sample preparation, supporting sample production (protein expression) among other things.
Metabolomics: Final sample preparation and data acquisition is always performed by SNC personnel, degree of analysis or possible collaboration is discussed at project start
Costs apply for both usage of spectrometers as well as personnel.
Metabolomics projects have a cost model that is based on a per sample fee. Specific details can be found here and here (link to Göteborg for the Gothenburg node and here for the Umeå node to be posted). For FBS projects, a fixed fee is added for screening campaigns using fragment libraries supplied by the SNC. For other projects, costs apply for usage of spectrometers and for personnel (both an hourly fee) and for consumables. Different rates apply for academia and industry
Academic projects granted measurement time also includes 10h of personnel time (40h for collaborative metabolomics projects) to cover administrative work, communication, sample handling, data processing and possible data analysis. In collaborative projects, the cost model is defined per project, and for service projects, there is an hourly fee when more than 10 hours are needed.
Projects initiated from industry includes 4 hours to cover the administrative work, communication and simple sample handling.
Bookings of spectrometer time are always made in dialogue with each user after submission of a project application. To best make use of the available time on the NMR spectrometers a cancellation policy is also in place. Cancellations or alterations of bookings can be made up to two working days prior to the start of the booking. For cancellations or alterations made beyond this point, the user will be charged for the spectrometer time (maximum 2 days) only when the booked time cannot be used by another user. We will of course try our best to reschedule bookings or make the time available to new users. Please let us know if there is a high chance that your sample might not be present for the day of your booking.
Submission of access form
After submission of the access form, you will be contacted by staff at the NMR Centre for scheduling of instrument time, discussion of support needed etc. for the case this has not already been discussed. After form submission, you should receive a confirmation mail stating that your project application request has been registered.
Contact either Cecilia or Tobias for questions directed to the Gothenburg or Umeå sites, respectively, regarding project application, instrumentation, fees or anything else regarding access to the Swedish NMR Centre.