Consultation Recharge Policy - Biostatistics

To support efficient and accurate data collection and analysis, and to help researchers avoid translational research pitfalls SC CTSI provides a variety of free consultation services, with an option to purchase additional services on a recharge basis.

  • Categories:
    1. Initial Consultation: (up to 1 hour)
      Free for any project based at USC, CHLA and affiliated SC CTSI institutions
    2. SC CTSI Pilot Funding Awardees: (up to 2 hours*)
      Any SC CTSI Pilot Funding Awardee can receive up to 2 hours free for work related to the funded project
    3. Junior Investigators: (up to 5 hours*)
      Junior Investigators, as defined by NIH and/or in an Assistant professor classification may receive up to 5 free hours of support per project
    4. K Awardees: (up to 15 hours annually*)
      All K awardees may receive up to 15 hours free in total annually for their K – related project based at USC, CHLA and affiliated SC CTSI institutions
    5. T Scholars: (up to 15 hours annually*)
      All T scholars may receive up to 15 hours free in total annually for their T – related project based at USC, CHLA and affiliated SC CTSI institutions
    6. Extramural Grant Planning: (up to 3 hours*)
      Researchers seeking support in the preparation of grants for submission within 6 months, may receive up to 3 free hours of services in support of the grant application. This includes consultation on issues related to:
    7. PM516 Volunteers: (up to 5 hours* outside of class)
      Maximum of four PM516 Volunteers annually may receive up to 5 free hours each of services in support of the project volunteered to the class (in addition to student/class time). If interested in submitting projects for consideration please contact bbr@sc-ctsi.org

      * Free 1-hour initial consultation is included
    IMPORTANT NOTE
  • What is not free:
    1. Any consultation or work performed after the initial consultation or outside of the free categories and time limitations above
    2. Performance of statistical analysis, even if a full initial hour of consultation has not been provided
  • Recharge rates: $125/hour after initial consultation