The Center works on a recharge basis per hour of support. The first consultation is free of charge for affiliates of UC, Irvine, where the initial meeting is to define the type and scope of statistical work needed for your project. First meetings are limited to 1 hour duration. The client and project statistician will then agree upon the type, scope, and statistical plan of action. The recharge rates are then as follows:
A billable hour refers to time worked on a consulting project that will be charged to a client according to the contractual rate. From a statistical consultant's perspective, as a collaborator in research, the work involved often entails a mix of review of the research for basic understanding of the science or technology, determination of appropriate methodology, programming the analysis, review of the analytical results and reporting results to the client. Rarely do statistical consultants merely 'plug numbers into a computer'. For a helpful perspective on the role of a statistical collaboration, please read the short, non-technical article from The American Statistical Association's AMSTATNEWS.
Statistical consultants will often make material contributions to the research. The consultant will then expect and ask for co-authorship in the published manuscript. Indeed, publication is an important performance metric for The Center. The notion of a material contribution and the expectations of authorship are described by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the National Institute of Health.
Fees for each workshop is determined by the scope and duration of the workshop as well as the audience size. See the Announcements page for upcoming workshops.
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