Statistical Consulting Services

Cost

Initial Consultation Fee

We charge a nominal $25 fee for NIU students, $50 for other clients, for the first meeting. The first meeting usually lasts from one-half to one hour. Hourly fees (see below) apply for services provided beyond the first meeting.

Extended Services

Clients are charged hourly fees for services beyond the first meeting. Our current fee schedule follows:

  • Individual clients or clients from private entities are charged $55 per hour for work done by PhD student consultants and $145 per hour for work done by the director
  • Clients from NIU, government or non-profit entities are charged $45 per hour for work done by PhD student consultants and $100 per hour for work done by the director
  • Clients who are NIU students are charged $30 per hour

Sponsored Research

Clients who engage in sponsored research are encouraged to include statistical consulting in their proposals. This can take the form of a direct-cost line item, a partial or full graduate assistantship, or partial funding of faculty member.

Collaboration

If the project calls for a standard statistical design and analyses, then co-authorship with us is usually not appropriate. If the project involves nonstandard statistical techniques, then co-authorship is encouraged.