The Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) is available for collaboration at any and all stages of your research. However, evidence indicates that if you are able to contact us in the pre-proposal stages of your investigation and closely collaborate with our analytical scientists, it will markedly improve scientific productivity.
While we provide a number of free services (office hours and clinics), a longer collaboration requires a financial agreement. We can accomplish this in two ways:
- Percent Effort
A percent of a statistician’s full time effort can be covered for any length of time by a research project’s budget. Often this includes part of a PhD and masters level statistician. Ideally, this cost is written into the original grant, and coordinated with our senior administrative assistant. For NIH funded studies they would be listed in the Key Personnel as co-investigators. YCAS must also charge an additional 15% operating costs fee.
- Fee for Service
For shorter projects we also offer an hourly rate which is set by Yale University. Based on the timeline outlined in the analysis plan, our statisticians will be able to give an estimate of hours required for the project.