Pre-Award Services

Most BEEP services are provided on an hourly basis, and are charged to the Children's activity number designated by the principal investigator (PI). However, when services are related to a CCHBD grant submission, no activity number is required, and the BEEP hourly rate is charged to the CCHBD discretionary account. Pre-award services for a grant submitted through another center or institution are given lower priority, and are charged the BEEP Core rate.

Note: PIs are limited to 16 hours of complimentary pre-award services per grant submission; any additional work must be charged to the Children's activity number designated by the PI.

Pre-award services include the following:

  • Statistics methods section consultation and writing
  • Budget and timeline estimates
  • Power and sample size calculations
  • Data pulls and analysis required to perform power calculations

To request pre-award services, complete the CCHBD pre-award intake form (only available within Children's network).

Start-Up Consultations

Once a study is funded, PIs planning on working with the BEEP Core should contact the BEEP Core manager, Megan Fesinmeyer, to determine how to get started. The time involved in the start-up process is rolled into the BEEP Core rate, and is not charged to the project or the CCHBD discretionary account. Each project is limited to two hours of start-up consultation; any additional time must be charged to the Children's activity number designated by the PI. These consultations are informational, and carry no obligation to work with the BEEP Core.

Start-up consultations include the following:

  • Discussion to determine specific tasks suited to the BEEP Core
  • Budget and timeline estimates

To request a start-up consultation, email Megan Fesinmeyer.

General BEEP Core Services

All other BEEP Core services require an activity number, including the following:

  • DatStat survey and RMS programming and maintenance
  • Dataset preparation, cleaning and/or analysis
  • Manuscript and presentation writing/revision
  • Attendance at meetings and conference calls

To request BEEP services, complete the BEEP services intake form (only available within Children's network).