Rates

The UCLA Behavioral Testing Core is supported through a UCLA Service Fund.  Users are charged an hourly fee for all use of the Facility.  Such uses include experimentation and computer analysis.  The Behavioral Testing Core charges three basic rates.  The Direct Supervision rate is for use of the Testing Core during training or with direct supervision of the Assistant Researcher. The Indirect Supervision rate is for independent use of the facility after adequate training.  Normally, UCLA users initially conduct experiments and analyze data with direct input from a Core consultant.  When the Supervisor has deemed the user competent to work independently, users can conduct their experiments with assistance from a core consultant only as needed.  Core consultants are available during all business hours.

The BTC-staff performed rate is available for UCLA or outside labs that would like the Behavioral Testing Core staff to run their experiments.

Please note that the Core does not charge per diem rates for the housing and care of laboratory animals.  These rates will be charged independently, by the DLAM-managed Franz Hall Vivarium.  The per diem rate for mice in B534 Franz Hall is currently at the DLAM rate of $0.685/cage/day.

Due to multiple requests, we now allow researchers to rent out our equipment for use within their own laboratories when the subjects cannot be relocated to our facilities. You can find a list of available equipment under the Behavioral Tasks menu. The rate structure for renting out the equipment is the same as if you were using it in our facility and varies depending on level of BTC staff involvement.

The rates for UCLA researchers are lower than those of outside users, due to a subsidy provided by UCLA for its own scientists.

UCLA Researcher Rates

 Use
 Charge Per Hour
 Directly Supervised
 $80.00
 Indirectly Supervised
 $58.00
 BTC Staff-Performed Research
 $120.50

 

Outside Researcher Rates

 Use
 Charge Per Hour
 Directly Supervised
 $120.50
 BTC Staff-Performed Research
 $120.50