Project Pricing & Planning

Pricing... Turnaround Time... Consultation Preparation

Informatic and Bioinformatic Shared Service support is provided to AZCC Members. Informatics involves management and integration of clinical and/or molecular data sets, while Bioinformatics involves the analysis of high throughput sequence and molecular data. Both can result in short or long term projects, ranging from one day to many months. It all depends on the nature and extent of the support required.

Informatic Projects:

  • $40/hr. for short term projects such as web sites or databases

  • Variable pricing for long-term projects based on project complexity, meetings needed, and computer programming requirements.

  • For more extensive or highly complex projects - participation of IBISS Personnel in the grants preparation and their inclusion in the grants budget is the norm and highly recommended

Bioinformatic Projects:

  • $600 for consultation and standard, basic analysis of high throughput data 
  • $800 for consultation and a standard but more detailed analysis of high throughput data

  • $40/hr. for extensive consultations and for customized analysis including detailed exploration of biomarkers, drug targets, pathways, and gene functions

  • For more extensive or highly complex projects - participation of IBISS Personnel in the grants preparation and their inclusion in the grants budget is the norm and highly recommended


Estimating Turnaround Time

  • Short-term projects are normally conducted on a first come, first serve basis
    • Short-term projects are often handled during long-term project lulls, by an IBISS member with specific skills or otherwise accomplished quickly. They are not placed at the end or 'behind' long-term projects already scheduled.
       
  • Extended projects are provided an initial estimate of the turnaround time. The larger projects with the most customization will require reassessment of the initial estimate at agreed upon preset points-in-time (a standard industry practice). The initial estimate is based on the following sorts of criteria:
    • Projects in IBISS Queue (current IBISS workload) 
    • Project Type (standard, customized)
    • Project Customization (partial or total) 
    • Project Scope
    • Project Staff Required (quantity, skill-set required, availability)


Client Preparation for Project Consultation

Clients should be prepared to discuss and provide the biological and/or clinical background of the project. This would include a short description, type of experiments performed, sample descriptions, research goals, result expectations, related experiments including outcomes, and helpful literature references.