The SMSSF operates on a fee-for-service model. User fees pay for staff scientist salaries, consumables and reagents. UWCCC Members receive subsidized rates.
The broad range of services and the individually tailored projects preclude a simple fee schedule. To obtain an estimate for your specific project, please contact us to discuss your needs. There is no charge for meetings or conference calls to discuss project details. Staff scientists will provide an estimate for the project; this is not a contract price, but a conservative estimate based on experience. Projects may include intermediate evaluations of progress and costs to permit clients to make “go/no go” decisions about continuing a project, especially in the event of unexpected complications that increase the cost of the project.
Before SMSSF initiates a project, the client must provide a UW fund number, or a PO number for off-campus clients. Costs will be billed monthly. Detailed invoices showing time logged by staff scientists on the project and all supply costs are prepared monthly and available to the client or their departmental administrator.
All clients should acknowledge the participation of the SMSSF in publications of project results. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations. An electronic or hard copy of any publications should be sent to the SMSSF.