Dear MUSC SPARC users,
Please find below the announcement from RCM rates below. We have updated the RCM service pricing in SPARC effective Oct 1st.
Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, SCTR Principal Investigator
Patrick Flume, MD, SCTR Research Nexus Program Director
Royce Sampson, MSN, RN, CRA, SCTR Research Nexus Associate Program Director
Clare Tyson, MA, CCRA, SCTR Research Nexus Research Coordination and Management
The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) Research Nexus Research Coordination and Management (RCM) core is committed to providing research coordination services at the lowest possible rate. The RCM is a self-supported program and our rates are carefully reviewed and analyzed annually to determine if rate changes are needed in order to cover our expenses. We have made every attempt to avoid an increase these past two years, however this year we will be implementing a $5.00 increase to our hourly rate. The new rate of $55.00 per hour will go into effect October 1st, 2017 for both industry and federal sponsored studies. The after-hours rate will be $110.00 per hour with a 2-hour minimum for industry sponsored studies and $55.00 per hour for federal studies.
Please note that we are committed to providing the highest quality research services at the lowest possible rate to support our investigators. We will continue to only bill for time directly spent working on a research study/project. Please let us know how we can better serve you. Thank you for using the SCTR Research Nexus Research Coordination and Management Core.
Have a great week!
-The SPARC Team