FIGURE C-1 Number of ARIF reported by institutional survey respondents.

Research Project Agency development project that is likewise not included because the survey was directed more to ARIF acquisition and construction that the development of new ARIF.

With the exception of two institutions, the total capital cost of the ARIF at an institution was below 6% of the total amount of basic and applied (nonclinical) federal research funding it received in FY 2004.


The survey charts itemize 33 ARIF purchased or constructed in the preceding 5 years. Of them, 9 were either specially designed or constructed in house, 19 were purchased from commercial vendors, 2 were donated by the government or industry, and 3 were of unspecified origin. Figure C-2 shows the distribution of ARIF reported by field or type, and Table C-1 lists sample instruments for each category and the range of capital costs. The most commonly reported individual instruments were advanced magnetic resonance imagers and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers. Table C-2 lists all the instruments identified by survey respondents.

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