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Grant application costings

College policy requires that grant applications to use the sequencing facility includes the cost of consumables, service contract and staff time. Remember that 80% of the effort is in the analysis of the data and you are responsible for ensuring that the analysis is within the capability of you or your collaborators. If you require additional bioinformatic support this must be agreed in full before grants are submitted. 

Calculating costs

To help you calculate the full economic cost of your project, please contact Aaron Jeffries with the following:

  • Type of sequencing (e.g. mRNA-seq, genomic etc), read length, number of samples per lane and whether or not you require paired-end reads.
  • Eukaryote or prokaryote and whether there is a reference sequence and annotation available.
  • Analysis required (whether you expect the sequencing service to analyse your data or have your own expertise available).
  • The funding body you are applying to

Please copy Aaron Jeffries in to any correspondence and include details of your project and in particular, how you plan to analyse data.

Resource description

The following text may be used as part of grant applications to outline the current sequencing and informatics capabilities at Exeter:

The University of Exeter Sequencing Service operates one Illumina Novaseq 6000, one Illumina MiSeq, one Pacific Biosciences Sequel Single Molecule sequencer and several Oxford Nanopore MinION devices. Experimental design, library construction and sequencer operations are supported by two FTE Experimental Officers, one FTE senior technician and one junior technician.

In addition one FTE Experimental Officer provides informatics support for experimental design, laboratory and sequencer operations as well as downstream analysis.

Compute Resource is offered by the University’s new HPC environment (Isca). It represents a £3m investment by the University, and is designed to serve the advanced computing requirements of all research disciplines. Isca combines a traditional HPC cluster with a virtualised cluster environment, providing a range of node types in a single machine, and as such is the first of its kind in a UK University.