Fees for Core Usage
DAA. $75/hr will be charged for technical support services conducted by the DAA. This cost is below the rate charged at other WUSTL cores. MRI imaging cost during work hours (0800-1700) is at a current rate of $600/hr, which includes the technologist who performs the scan. Lower hourly MRI rates can be obtained “after hours”. However, during these off-hour times, the researcher must have a qualified person to run the scanner, or hire a technologist from the DAA at $75/hr. The same fee of $75/hr will be charged for technical support services conducted by the optical neuroimaging group and will cover use of the HD-DOT systems. Software development and specialized data analysis services will also be provided at that fee schedule. The initial development of experience in MRI scanning of newborns, infants, and children can be time intensive and costly and may be less feasible for some specific investigators. The DAA, though the expertise of Dr. Botteron and her team, will offer, at a rate of $75/hr, the option of training of other research staff for larger independent projects or actually preparing families and acquiring scans in studies where the development of such protocols may be outside the expertise of the research group. Collected fees will be used for offsetting the cost of staff salaries.
Use of the Central Neuroimaging Data Archive (CNDA) will be charged according to a standard, published fee structure that covers all standard CNDA services, including data archival ($5 per sessions acquired at WUSTL, $10 for sessions from outside institutions), bulk data transfers ($200 per set-up of new source or destination, then $5 per session for outgoing, and bulk data archival rates for incoming), customized scripting or development ($75 per hour), specialized data management $75 per hour), data transfer hardware (market cost of device---~$550 as of Jan, 2015), and multi-site study management ($10,000 per multi site study, $1000 per site for configuration and training, and then all charges listed above for services and products). Multi-site fees are waived for pilot studies meeting set criteria.