External Fees represent cash transactions
for goods and services provided by units within OSU to non-OSU businesses, organizations,
and individuals. These fees are subject to an annual public review process. It is
University policy, as well as sound fiscal policy, that External Fees fully recover the
costs (including administrative) associated with providing the goods or services.
The Chemical Analysis Lab provides shore-based chemical analyses of plant nutrients and/or dissolved oxygen in seawater, nutrients using automated muli-channel analysis systems and dissolved oxygen by computer controlled amperometric titration of whole flask samples.
The ICP Mass Spectrometer facility is available for the measurement of trace elements in a variety of fluid and solid sample types including water, sediment, biological and rock samples. Training is provided.
Provides sample preparation, stable-isotope analysis and instrument services and development.
The fee range for the Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer takes several variables into consideration:
1) Whether the samples are prepared and/or run by the user or by laboratory staff (i.e. assisted or unassisted use)
2) The amount of handling and/or complexity of work for the type of sample being analyzed
3) Setup/preparatory work required relative to job size
Provides Sample imaging and analysis
Fees cover expenses incurred, including salaries/OPE, instrument maintenance, and expendable supplies.
The National Geoelectromagnetic Facility provides modeling of electromagnetic fields related to geophysical phenomenon, geophysical laboratory services including instrument calibration and electrode construction, and geophysical data acquisition services.
Provides common-use instruments, tools, sample analysis and repository.
The OSU Marine Geology Repository houses a number of specialized instruments for interpretation of geologic records.
Provides radiometric age determinations for geologic materials (volcanic rocks and minerals) in support of academic and industrial research projects.
Fees collected cover expenses incurred, including salaries/OPE, instrument maintenance, communications, and expendable supplies.