Collaborate with us

Analytical services


We perform this analysis as a service to academic and commercial organisations. Our ZooMS technician will provide you with a quote for the service along with our standard service agreement.

If the number of samples is 250 or more in a six month period, then we may ask that we cost the work as a separate project and arrange a more bespoke collaboration agreement.

Find out more and complete the request form

NEaar: North East Amino Acid Racemization

Access this service via our Department of Chemistry

Other analyses

We do not offer a service for other facilities but can consider access if you are a known collaborator or wish to develop a collaborative relationship with York. International collaborators can access our facilities by sending an application through the IPERION scheme.


Contact us to discuss using our facilities on a collaborative basis. All access is costed using standard TRAC methodology, this means each instrument has a price per hour to cover all costs of use. Training and/or sample preparation would incur additional costs.

If you wish to develop a project bid with one or more of our academic members of staff please note that we need at least three months notice of any bid submission. We require full details of the bid team and funder requirements to guide our professional services in supporting the process. Any participation by York researchers requires approval before including our costs in any proposal.

Partnerships in the Department of Archaeology

Study with us

Find out more about our courses.

BSc in Bioarchaeology

MSc in Bioarchaeology

Msc in Zooarchaeology

Visiting students from overseas should explore the University process

Visiting Researchers

We welcome inquiries from researchers and these are discussed and approved depending on capacity available in labs and offices. Please note that costs for visits are decided on a case by case basis depending on duration and activities. If you are wishing to visit from outside the UK for a period of time our compliance team will need to assess visa requirements, even if the University of York is not the employer and this applies to any activity deemed as work. Please contact us at least 6 months ahead of any planned visit if a visa may be required.