Pricing Options

Projects can be funded through several different options. Please choose which option best suites your project.



Standard Services Pricing Table

Price per sample is noted below for standard services. This is preliminary pricing, for all projects we highly recommend you discuss with Core staff to ensure your project falls within standard guidelines. Pricing with an asterisks indicates projects with high degrees of customization, and ALL projects with this note require a pre-project consultation. Any custom work will be proactively discussed and negotiated on prior to project inception.
Click on each service item for additional details, or review our services page.

Service Line Item Cost per sample for Rutgers members Cost per sample for non-Rutgers academics Cost per sample for commercial researchers
Variant Analysis $80.00 $92.00 $120.00
Small Genome De Novo Assembly $60.00 $69.00 $90.00
Large Genome De Novo Assembly Custom Custom Custom
RNA-seq Analysis $70.00 $80.50 $105.00
Single Cell RNA Analysis $200.00 $230.00 $300.00
scRNA with additional flavors $250.00 $287.50 $375.00
ATAC-seq $70.00 $80.50 $105.00
scATAC-seq $300.00 $345.00 $450.00
scMultiome $500.00 $575.00 $750.00
Methyl-seq $70.00 $80.50 $105.00
ChIP-Seq $50.00 $57.50 $75.00
Cut&Run $50.00 $57.50 $75.00
16s Metabarcoding $5.00 $5.75 $7.50
Short Read Shotgun Metagenomics $50.00 TBD TBD
Long Read Shotgun Metagenomics TBD TBD TBD

Sponsored Research Percent Effort

As an alternative to fee-for-service workflows, MaGIC actively accepts collaborative efforts. Due to the iterative nature of bioinformatics analyses, this option is frequently selected. To discuss further, Please click here to download our boilerplate letter of support. This can be modified to fit your project. We do kindly request that you notify us when using this boilerplate so we can balance workloads appropriately for your project.

As an alternative to fee-for-service workflows, a common way to cover bioinformatics services in a more collaborative fashion is through salary percent. MaGIC actively accepts collaborative efforts, and due to the iterative nature of bioinformatic analyses this option is frequently selected. Generally all percent efforts will be done in 5% increments, and will be based upon confirmed and active funding.

Global benefits for any percent effort

  • Primary and Secondary pipelined analysis shall be provided free of charge
  • All SaaS tools shall be provided at 50% discount
  • Spot training events can be provided free of charge

Per 5% increment

Each 5% increment shall allot 24 hours dedicated staff time per quarter for bioinformatics analysis without billing. Any additional time shall be billed following the standard rates and shall be discussed proactively between staff members and respective investigators

  • Any extensions are at the discretion of the staff member.
  • Due to the sporadic nature of certain workflows, investigators may negotiate transfer of hours from other quarters within the same fiscal year. This will be at the discretion of the staff members, and contingent on current project demands.


Department/Center Subsidy

Another alternative method to cover bioinformatics services is through a Department or Center Subsidy. In this case, the larger entity will cover MaGIC staff members with a flat fee per year. Subsidies like these are meant to primarily cover preliminary data for grants and non-funded research, but can be applied to funded research as well.

A general framework

Most subsidy agreements can be negotiated for a larger portion of a staff member's time. It is recommended to be either a 20% increment (one day/week per 20%) or a 50% increment.

Benefits for subsidies

  • Negotiated allotments based on overall staff member time and number of members.
    • Any extensions are at the discretion of the staff member.
    • Due to the sporadic nature of certain workflows, investigators may negotiate transfer of hours from other quarters within the same fiscal year. This will be at the discretion of the staff members, and contingent on current project demands.
  • Primary and Secondary pipelined analysis shall be provided free of charge
  • All SaaS tools shall be provided free of charge
  • Spot training events can be provided free of charge

Currently Active Subsidies

If you are a direct member of these groups, please contact staff members to receive the appropriate billing per project.