Projects approved by UBC REB and funded via government academic research grants with UBC overhead agreements (e.g. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC and certain others) Projects approved before September 1, 2023


- New rate of $600/hour will apply Sept. 1, 2024
- New rate of $650/hour will apply Sept. 1, 2025

Projects approved after September 1, 2023 but before September 1, 2024


- New rate of $650/hour will apply Sept. 1, 2025

Projects approved on or after September 1, 2024 $650/hour
Projects funded by "private industry" (e.g., industry-sponsored drug studies)   No change; rates negotiated individually
Pilot Time Awarded when scanner time is required for testing MR protocols and fMRI paradigms, or to generate results to use for a funding application.


- $150/hour effective Sept. 1, 2024

Protocol Development Time Awarded for developing MR protocols which expand the capabilities of the MR scanner Negotiated on an individual study basis
MR Technologist Consulting Time Time required by MR technologists for tasks such as building scan sequence parameters, MR technologist training, reading study manuals, and participating in study team meetings and conference calls


- $150/hour, effective Sept. 1, 2024

MRI simulator The MRI simulator is very useful in acclimatizing subjects to the MRI environment and is recommended for most studies with children. $100/hour

*rates subject to change

The negotiated rate will be charged for missed appointments cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice that cannot be filled by either the user or the Facility.