Prioritization & Pricing

The Biostatistics Core provides an initial 1 hour intake session for any requested assistance. During this session, the scope of the request and needed resources are determined. The maximum number of fully subsidized hours per service is as follows:

Grant Applications

  • Analysis for internal seed funds and pilot projects: 8 hours
  • Subsequent work on an intramurally funded project: 8 hours
  • Career Development Award applications: 12 hours
  • Analysis for mid-level projects, such as R21s, R01s and Foundation Grants: 16 hours
  • Larger program project grants, multi-site clinical trials and grants with proposed budgets exceeding $250K annual direct costs: case-by-case basis

Manuscripts

  • Analysis towards manuscripts to serve as foundation of grant application: 8 hours
  • Analysis towards manuscripts that are not leading towards grant applications: 4 hours/investigator with a maximum of two times per year

Abstracts/Poster Presentations

  • Analysis towards abstracts/posters to serve as foundation of grant application: 8 hours
  • Analysis towards abstracts/posters that are not leading towards grant applications: 4 hours/investigator with a maximum of two times per year. It is expected that, in general, abstracts will be tied directly to manuscripts and will not be stand-alone entities.

The biostatistics core prioritizes projects based on the diagram provided. Grant applications and projects related to future research involving grant applications are prioritized at the highest level. Abstracts and manuscripts that are not tied to funding or future studies are prioritized based on the core’s availability. Please note that during peak times (NIH grant submission phases, major conference abstract deadlines such as AAP or PAS), the core may experience a long waiting period. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that you contact the core 4-6 weeks prior to abstract deadlines, and 2 months prior to grant deadlines. The biostatistics core will always try to accommodate your project; however, if not given adequate notice, we reserve the right to deny your request. If a project exceeds the subsidized allotment and requires additional support, the biostatistics core may request that the investigator seeks  additional funding to cover the cost of additional analyses for the remainder of the project.

Projects that need additional expertise may be referred to the Biostatistics group at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

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