There are four options to engage in this consulting service. Use cases and rate models for each of these options follow.
|Options||Use Cases||Rate Model|
(Up to one hour)
|Bug fixes, debugging, general questions, repository or continuous integration help||No charge for Stanford faculty, staff, students. RSE staff will scope out work if it will take longer than one hour.|
|A La Carte||This option is best for short-term projects (less than 10 hours) with a well-defined scope of work (e.g. building, testing and deployment containers, developing packages and documentation).||Rate options include:
|Subscription||This option is best when ongoing support is required. It is typically two to three hours per month.
Use cases include:
|Client and RESE determine the number of hours per month for the engagement.
RSE staff tracks hours. If the number of hours exceeds what was agreed to, a new baseline will be established with the client.
|This option is best when one or more quarters of dedicated work (full or part-time) is required.
Frequently, this work is written into grant requests for funding.
|The rate is determined by the type of work and the number of contracted hours. Maintenance and general support are considered basic compared to focused development.|
For additional information, please visit the Research Software Engineering Services page.