What are the Costs?

As a researcher, how do I calculate the costs?

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TRE makes use of Amazon Web Services Cloud storage, which is a pay-as-you-go solution. As a result, costs for use of TRE need to be borne by the research project. To work out costs you will need to consider:

  • The duration of the project in weeks
  • The amount of data to be stored in GB or TB
  • The number of researchers involved in the project
  • The number of hours spent accessing TRE and carrying out analysis/research, per researcher, per week

These metrics are put into a cost calculator, that will provide the cost of using TRE for the project.

Note: this does not include the cost of CE compliant end user devices, which should also be costed in the funding bid.