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Payment for Services of the Research Informatics Core

The Research Informatics Core provides a variety of services to investigators at the University of Massachusetts research community. For these investigators, the payment for our services follows these general guidelines:

  1. We start with a no-charge consultations appointment, which you can book by clicking here. During this consultation, you inform us about your research study and the services you need. We will evaluate your request, and get back to you with a cost estimate as soon as possible. For very small and well-defined projects, we usually charge by the hour, whereas for larger projects, we often ask to be included in your grant based on FTE efforts.

  2. After the first project consultation, we will develop a budget for the work involved and forward that to the principal investigator (and their administrator) for approval. Once we receive the funding information from your department’s financial administrator, we will start work on your project.

  3. If you do not have the necessary financial support, we suggest you have a discussion with your mentor or department head. Most departments have discretionary funds to support small academic activities. If that fails, you may consider applying for an in-house grant at CCTS.