Hourly rates and billing policy

MRI hourly rates from June 1 2010 to May 31 2018

The following table lists the hourly rates for the MRI depending on the principal investigator statute. The ethical part of the hourly rate is the cost for the evaluation of the project by the RNQ’s research ethics board amortized on the first 25 hours of scan time.

First 25 hours
Signatory RNQ members Non signatory RNQ members Non RNQ members Private sector[1]
Before 17h MRI
Please contact the UNF scientific director
Dr Pierre Bellec
Telephone: (514) 340-2800, ext. 3367
Email: pierre.bellec@criugm.qc.ca
Ethics part
Hourly rate
After 17h MRI
Ethics part
Taux horaire
Following hours
Signatory RNQ members Non signatory RNQ members Non RNQ members
Before 17h $500 $500 $550
After 17h $750 $750 $825

[1] For each study, researchers from the private sector must pay the whole amount of the research ethics board evaluation fees.


  1. Any cancellation must be made al least seven (7) days in advance. For any cancellation made less than 7 days in advance, the researcher will be billed the time reserved.
  2. If you go over your reserved time for either the MRI or control room, the additional time used will be billed by 15 minutes increments.
  3. Every new project is allowed one (1) free hour for equipment setup and MR parameters adjustments. All subsequent hours are billed at the current rate.
  4. Any specific arrangement must me discussed with the UNF scientific director, Dr Pierre Bellec.


Exceptional bookings

Reservations for time slots outside (exceptional reservations) of normal business hours (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) are possible after discussion with the UNF regular operators (Carollyn Hurst and André Cyr).

Exceptional bookings will be charged as:

  • Regular fees + $100/hour (example: $500 (regular rate) + $100$ = $600/hour for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • The exception bookings made during a weekend will also be charged at the regular rate + $100/hour for a minimum of three hours.

Exceedances booked into the regular schedule will be billed in increments of 15 minutes and according to the policy of the current rates: time and a half.