Our Policies

Invoices are typically generated monthly and emailed to the investigator’s fiscal contact.  At least 2 working days are allowed for the users to review the invoice and supply different chart fields if they wish.  If we receive no response, we assume this constitutes approval of the invoice and chart fields and the payment transfer will be done using the chart field information supplied in the New PI Form.

Any questions about specific charges should be directed to Dr. Verlander. Cost estimates can be provided before beginning a project and we can suggest ways of reducing project costs if desired.

For University of Florida Users

Please complete the “New PI Form” and email to the COM EM Core email to

For Users Outside of the University of Florida

Please contact Dr. Verlander at (352) 846-0820 or to discuss your project for cost estimates and to set up an account. A purchase order or contract will be required before work is initiated.

We strive to determine the most efficient approach to achieving each investigator’s research goals and will make our best effort to generate high quality, reliable results.  However, we cannot guarantee that we can produce particular results in any research project. Payment is expected for services rendered, not continge­­­­­nt on a positive experimental outcome.

The University of Florida College of Medicine Electron Microscopy Core Facility is not subsidized by the College or University and operates strictly on a fee for service basis for all investigators.