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Costs

Cost estimates for individual projects vary and depend on the services needed. Other factors that affect total project costs include the extent of planned analysis, type of analysis, and number of data runs. Please note that there is a minimum cost of $1,000 for a Data Access Center project.

Data Access Center Service Rate per Hour
DATA SET CREATION (One-time cost) 500
PROGRAMMING 175
CONSULTING 175
MAPPING 175
RUNNING PROGRAM 125
COMPUTING TIME 90
DISCLOSURE REVIEW (Extensive) 125
SPECIAL USE RESEARCH FILE (One-time cost) 500
PROGRAMMING - EXPEDITED 260
MAPPING - EXPEDITED 260
RUNNING PROGRAM - EXPEDITED 185
COMPUTING TIME - EXPEDITED 135
DISCLOSURE REVIEW (Extensive) - EXPEDITED 185

NOTE: RUNNING PROGRAM and COMPUTING TIME: Services will be charged per run. If your project requires a running time of more than 8 hours, please note that you will be charged the "Running program" rate for the first 8 hours, and then the "Computing" rate for the remaining hours. For example, if a program runs for 10 hours, the first 8 hours will be charged as "Running program" ($125 x 8 = $1,000) and the remaining 2 hours will be as "Computing" ($90 x 2 = $180). The total amount would be $1,180 for the 10 hours of services.

Students

Students interested in using confidential CHIS data for their thesis or dissertations are required to provide evidence of faculty sponsorship. This should be in the form of a brief letter from a faculty member stating that he/she is acting as the faculty sponsor for the project, and that he/she has reviewed and approved the student's research proposal. In addition, the faculty member should be listed as the Co-Investigator in the DAC application.

Students may also submit a Student Scholarship Application that allows them to apply for a limited number of scholarships based on financial need and availability of resources. This scholarship covers the Data Set Creation cost ($500) that other researchers would normally pay. Submission of a Student Application does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. This application must be submitted through our DAC Online portal.

 

Request for a Cost Estimate

Researchers can request a cost estimate based on their submission of a DAC project application and project proposal. Please send your inquiries about cost estimates to dacchpr@ucla.edu.

Continuing DAC Projects

Research projects may exceed initial cost estimates due to additional requests for DAC services. Researchers who request DAC services to be completed on an urgent basis (i.e., the same or next business day) may be subject to expedited rates, as shown in the above DAC rates table. The Data Access Center will continue to bill projects on a monthly basis for extended projects. Invoices will be sent during the subsequent month and will detail DAC services based on 15-minute increments.