Costs for Primary Investigators

The following rates were approved 10/10/2013 and are scheduled to be reviewed again in September 2014. Fees are subject to change.

 

Access Fees for Primary Investigators

In addition to the significant infrastructure costs associated with recruitment and maintenance of the University of Washington Twin Registry, requests for data by investigators and institutions can require considerable time and effort from Registry staff. For these reasons, the Registry charges fees to all investigators who wish to use Registry data or samples in their research. Without these fees, the resources necessary to enable investigators to work with Registry members would not be available. When research funding begins for an approved project, fees will be charged as services are provided. The schedule of access fees presented here is based on established University of Washington cost-accounting practices, and is subject to quarterly review.

Rate # Description

Unit Base

UW Rate

Non-UW Academic Institution*

Private Institution*

RATE 1

Survey data archived by the repository. This is also the rate for new analyses (i.e. new Specific Aims) on an existing sample.

Dataset

$12,987

$14,443

$15,131

RATE 2

Geocoding data for specific twin pairs currently archived by the repository.

Dataset

$9,954

$11,070

$11,597

RATE 3

Stored biological samples (not DNA)

Pair sample

$60

$67

$70

RATE 4

Stored DNA samples

Pair sample

$210

$234

$245

RATE 5

Names & Addresses to send study invitations to twin pairs for an in-person twin study. This rate is charged after a study coordinator sends a batch of letters to a potential group of twins.

Mailing batch

$1,824

$2,028

$2,125

*Includes 5.919% Institutional Overhead

Study Specific Costs for Primary Investigators

Investigators who are unable to issue a subcontract to the University of Washington Twin Registry have the option of being billed by the University of Washington Twin Registry cost center for all study-specific costs incurred. This option is intended solely to provide a more convenient method for non-University of Washington investigators to pay for study-specific costs. No revenue will be generated from this method and all study-specific costs will be billed to the investigator “at cost.”

Rate # Description

Unit Base

UW Rate

Non-UW Academic Institution*

Private Institution*

RATE 6A Research Study Assistant performs varied support functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the research study.

Hourly

$30

$34

$35

RATE 6B Research Study Coordinator coordinates the operations of research studies that involve human subjects and require knowledge and skills specific to the study.

Hourly

$34

$38

$39

RATE 6C Professional Research Coordinator develops research designs, strategies for recruitment and data management, and data collection methods; reports data; and manages budgets. This position may also supervise research staff.

Hourly

$42

$47

$49

RATE 7A Biostatistician collaborates with or offers consultation to the investigator.

Hourly

$60

$66

$69

RATE 7B Post-doctoral Behavioral Genetics Analyst collaborates with or offers consultation to the investigator.

Hourly

$31

$34

$36

RATE 7C Faculty-level Behavioral Genetics Analyst collaborates with or offers consultation to the investigator.

Hourly

$118

$131

$138

RATE 8 Faculty Co-Investigator collaborates with or offers consultation to the investigator regarding study design, objectives, monitoring progress, and supervision of study-specific support staff.

Hourly

$69

$77

$81

RATE 9 Study-specific supplies needed to implement research studies conducted by the UW Twin Registry

Itemized

Charged to investigator at cost

*Includes 5.919% institutional overhead.