In order for this core to be successful, it is critical that investigators provide attribution and cost-recovery where appropriate. Accordingly, the following policies have been implemented.
- In cases where facility staffs contributed to the intellectual development of the project, provided analysis of the data beyond that which would have been otherwise possible for the investigator’s team, or authored any component of the text, additional attribution should be provided in the form of authorship on the resulting manuscript or abstract.
- Principal investigators will include in the application funds for access to core resources and/or fees for services on an hourly basis. The actual charge for access and services will be established by the facility and is intended to provide full cost recovery for the time facility staffs devote to the project and for the proportion of core resources devoted to the project. The request form ( doc ,pdf )with the estimated fee will be provided to the investigator before the actual service starts. Once we receive the form with principal investigator’s signature, the actual service will start.
Services are available to Wistar Cancer Center members currently at the rate of $50 /hour and Non-Wistar Academic at the rate of $80 /hour for projects with less than 20 samples. For above 20 samples, 50% discount rate is applied to the labor costs. Commercial users must contact the facility to be sure services can be provided and if so, to negotiate a Commercial Services Agreement.
The user fee of SOLEXA and microarray data analysis will be estimated by the bioinformatician based on the following current rates:
Solexa Sequencing Data Analysis
Usually, all three (primary, secondary, tertiary) analyses are required for ChIP-Seq dat. However, customers can prefer to run primary analysis only. In that case, we are providing dissected price information for better convenience.
For example, the cost for ChIP-SEQ primary to tertiary analyses will be $60+$40+$50 = $150/sample for Wistar users.
Microarray Data Analysis
Facility personnel are available for consultation daily (9-5, M-F) and centralized resources accessed through the facility website are available around the clock (24/7).