User Portal

Simple requests for facility use, such as methods development, single-instrument characterizations or simple modeling needs, will be submitted as a Service/Sample Request.  Service/Sample Requests are intended to lead to Project Proposals.  Your Project Advocate can help you determine the proper request mechanism.

If you already have a Project Advocate and have discussed your needs with that person proceed to the “Request GlycoMIP Scientific Services” section below. If you have not yet spoken with anyone about working with GlycoMIP, you can contact us and we will connect you with a Project Advocate, a faculty member with subject expertise, who will guide you through the process.

Project Advocate

A Project Advocate will be assigned to all GlycoMIP user projects. A subject matter expert, the Project Advocate will work directly with users to develop feasible Service/Sample Requests and Project Proposals. The Project Advocate will guide the user throughout the duration of the project.

Project Advocates are designated GlycoMIP Leadership Team members, GlycoMIP faculty members or Scientific Staff members. To begin the process, you will need to contact us.

Request GlycoMIP Scientific Services

Following a discussion with your Project Advocate to determine if you need a Service/Sample Request or Project Proposal, submit a User Request using the link below.

GlycoMIP User Request Form

Fee Structure

All scientific services will be charged for consumable supplies required to complete the work. Estimates of the cost of consumable supplies will be provided by the Project Advocate and agreed upon by the user prior to the start of work. Significant deviations from estimates will be communicated by the Project Advocate, and approved by the user before work can continue.

For non-proprietary, US-based research, use of GlycoMIP resources and reasonable staff time are not charged fees, with the exception of the cost of consumables. Additional fees may apply for the use of synergistic services (i.e., University Core Services) at VT or UGA and will be communicated by the Project Advocate.

Service/Sample Requests and Project Proposals in support of proprietary research, as well as requests from international users, will be charged full fees as established by the site performing the work: The Controller’s Office at VT and/or the Office of the Comptroller at UGA.

Virginia Tech Rates

ServiceInstrumentDescription of Services OfferedInternal Hourly RatesExternal Hourly Rates
SynthesisGlyconeersSynthesis of discrete oligosaccharides from a solid support. The products have either a “free” reducing end or a primary amine for direct conjugation.$20.00$43.00
SynthesisBiotage SelektPurification and separation of materials using flash-column chromatography.$47.00$76.00
SynthesisVapourtec Flow ChemistryContinuous flow reactions, useful for the automated synthesis of materials.$20$33
SynthesisVapourtec Flow Chemistry with in-line Raman spectrometerContinuous flow reactions, useful for the automated synthesis of materials; the in-line Raman spectrometer allows for real-time reaction progress monitoring$20.27$34.76
CharacterizationUltra High Frequency SonicatorC-6 oxidation of mono- and oligosaccharides$11.00$18.00
SynthesisReversed-phase HPLCPurification and separation of polar materials using aqueous solvents.$20.00$37.00
SynthesisNormal-phase HPLCPurification and separation of non-polar materials using organic solvents.$25.00$45.00
CharacterizationNicoya openSPRProvides kinetics of binding interaction between a single ligand and analyte; requires ligand immobilization.$65.00$108.00
CharacterizationNicoya alto SPRHigh-throughput kinetics of binding interactions; requires ligand immobilization.$35.00$56.00
CharacterizationMicroscale Thermophoresis (MST)Provides thermodynamics of binding interactions between a single ligand and analyte; requires the use of a fluorescent tag.$61.00$98.00
CharacterizationAnton Paar MCR302 RheometerAnalysis of the viscoelastic properties of liquids and gels; geometries include concentric cylinder, cone-and-plate, and double gap.$25.00$46.00
CharacterizationAnton Paar ViscometerProvides dynamic viscosity measurements of low-viscosity samples (e.g. liquids, oils, gels, etc.)$7.00$11.00
CharacterizationChiral IRProvides infrared and VCD spectra, as well as enantiomeric excess determination; requires the use of deuterated solvents or KBr pelletization$8.00$17.00
CharacterizationHTX MALDI SprayerAutomates the process of sample preparation for MALDI and MALDI imaging$44.00$76.00
CharacterizationBruker MALDI-TOFMALDI-based high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) with ion mobility$42.00$114.00
CharacterizationUPLC – Mass spectrometryChromatographic separations combined with electrospray ionization (HRMS with ion mobility)$56.00$138.00
CharacterizationSize Exclusion Chromatography
Molar mass and size determination of polymers including Mn, Mw, and radius of gyration in either aqueous or organic solvents using a RI and 8-angle MALS detector$33.00$65.00


University of Georgia Rates – Coming Soon!


Tutorials, Training and Information Videos

Tutorials and Instrument Informational Videos
Training documents – Coming soon

On-site User Resources
Request a Letter of Collaboration with GlycoMIP for NSF Proposals

GlycoMIP welcomes Principal Investigators (PIs) from industry, academia, and national labs who include use of GlycoMIP user facilities in their NSF proposals. In order for these proposals to be considered by the NSF, a Letter of Collaboration from GlycoMIP must be included with the proposal submission. The NSF has informed GlycoMIP that they may return proposals, without review, that do not include the required Letter of Collaboration. Contact Linda Caudill, managing director, at with your request, and you will be directed to the appropriate scientist who can provide a letter.

How to acknowledge GlycoMIP

Both the GlycoMIP name and award number (DMR-1933525) must be acknowledged in all publications, presentations, websites, press releases, etc., generated or resulting from research or services by GlycoMIP user facilities, whether in person or remotely. Examples of acceptable acknowledgments include:

This work was supported by GlycoMIP, a National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform funded through Cooperative Agreement DMR-1933525.

The (samples/data/model/etc.) used in this study (was/were) provided by GlycoMIP, a National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform funded through Cooperative Agreement DMR-1933525.

The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions of (name(s)) in the (synthesis/preparation/characterization/analysis) of (samples/date/model/etc.) provided by GlycoMIP, a National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform funded through Cooperative Agreement DMR-1933525.