What do we typically charge for loading FASTQ data and sample IDs for a research project?

Our fees for this service is not for profit and we collect an amount to cover the engineer's time to perform the uploads of the sample IDs (to be provided in CSV format) and FASTQ data.

We typically would expect an engineer to spend no more than half a day to configure and monitor the uploads and engage with the researchers so a typical charge is £500 per half day or a minimum charge of £1 per sample if there are more than 500 samples in a batch.