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Accessing the BMSF

The Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility is a NSW Government funded facility within Australia's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and is therefore accessible to all researchers in Australia. The cost of providing access to the BMSF is met by an access fee paid in part by the user with contributions from institutional (e.g., UNSW) and government infrastructure funding (e.g., NCRIS).

Access work flows range from occasional samples on a "fee-for-service" (FFS) basis (requested via a downloadable form) to extensive registered projects where "do it yourself" (DIY) users are registered and trained to operate equipment at the BMSF. Projects often involve considerable guidance and supervision from BMSF staff. The work flow (left to right) for sample submission and user access to the BMSF is shown below.

Access rates, set primarily for hours of instrument time used, are essentially tiered into 2 levels: Academic (public sector researchers) and commercial (private sector). Academic researchers have the option of FFS access rate or a lower cost DIY rate after appropriate training on the facility's equipment. These modes of access fit into the NCRIS node access levels:

NCRIS Access Level BMSF Schedule
Level 1: Meritorious Researchers BMSF Academic FFS (Access Fees)
Level 2: International/Industry BMSF Commercial (Access Fees)
Level 3: Research Hotel BMSF Academic DIY (Access Fees)
Level 4: Baseline Access BMSF Chromatography only (Access Fees)

Authorised by the Director of Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
UNSW CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G
ABN: 57 195 873 179
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