BMRC is developing simple comprehensive cost recovery model to ensure its sustainability and to allow for upgrades and hardware replacement. As this becomes operative it will be available on the BMRC section of the Medical Sciences Division website.
For members of WHG the shared compute costs are typically covered by the Core Award. However, we can also help to deliver specialist computing needs by allowing direct investment in our shared facility.
Storage costs are charged back to research grants either in advance or retrospectively on a six-monthly cycle. In January 2019 the charge for high-performance storage was £35 per usable terabyte per six months. We also have a low-grade tier of storage suitable for holding old data, and in January 2019 the charge for this storage was £10.60 per usable terabyte per six months.
BMRC staff are happy to give advice and estimate realistic costings for researchers when they are writing grant applications.