Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I request BEEP services?

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  • Can I get pre-award services?

    Yes! Free to Seattle Children’s investigators, BEEP Core would be happy to assist you with many aspects of your grant application: study design; statistical analysis; power and sample size calculation; data management plan; editing for things like clarity and active voice; and graphic production. These services are free to you with the expectation that you will include BEEP time in your grant budget.

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  • What is your rate for post-award projects?

    From October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020, the BEEP Core rate is $108/hour for internal projects, where the principal investigator (PI) is from Seattle Children’s. The rate for external projects is $167/hour.

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  • When should I contact the BEEP Core?

    We strongly recommend that you contact us at least 8 weeks in advance of your own deadline for pre- or post- award services. If this is not possible, we will still do our best to meet your time constraints, but it may not be feasible.

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  • How should I prepare my data for analysis?

    Ideally, before analysis, your data will be as clean as possible and explained accompanied by a data dictionary which clearly explains all variables and values. If BEEP participates in study design and data management, we can help you accomplish this using REDCap or other data collection methods. Please talk to us during the initial meeting consultation if you need additional guidance on data collection and preparation.

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  • What gets charged to a project?

    The initial meeting consultation is free. After that, if you decide to work with us, we will then charge for all time spent on the project, including meetings and commute time; email communication; analysis plan development; analysis time estimates; data cleaning; analysis; reports; and manuscripts.

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  • What happens if my project runs out of funds before it’s complete?

    We will always do our best to help you complete your project within budget, but at this time we do not have the option of continuing to work when no more funds are available. If after starting the project we determine that we will not be able to finish within budget, we will work with you to revise the analysis plan in accordance with your budget.

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  • What about authorship?

    In accordance with recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the acquisition; analysis or interpretation of the data; and/or drafting or revising the manuscript. If our work meets the authorship criteria, you should include us as co-authors. 

    The ICMJE’s four authorship criteria are: 

    • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work; and
    • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
    • Final approval of the version to be published; and
    • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved

    Please see Who Is an Author? for more information.

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Please email us if you have more questions.