Service Charges

BDLSS services are charged at one of the set rates below. These rates are for externally-funded projects (e.g. AHRC, Leverhulme, Mellon, ESRC, etc.). Precise costs will depend on the particular circumstances of the project and the nature or length of the work.

BDLSS is very happy to partner with academic research projects on funding bids, whether in providing guaranteed staff time, consultation, or undertaking specific work-packages. We are also willing to provide help and assistance in writing technical appendices to such funding bids.

An initial consultation is free to most members of the University.


Rate​Illustrative roles
£470 a day​Project Manager, Technical Architect, Technical Specialist, Metadata Specialist, Service Manager, Technical Project Manager, Adviser, Consultant​
£430 a day​Digital Engineer, Database Administrator, Digital Editor, Business Analyst, Systems Administrator, Website Designer
£365 a day​Admin Support Centre staff, Event Organiser, Technical Writer, Research Assistant

Data Archiving via DataBank

DataBank is an archival store for digital data produced as a result of research by Oxford academics. The service is normally chargeable and can be planned into research grants through X5 as Small Research Facility. There is a one time up front charge for archiving in perpetuity in DataBank of £5000 per TB.

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