Because the nature of projects within DDCB can vary a lot, the cost from one project to another are highly variable. Cost estimates will be provided to the user after initial discussions with the consortium. The following service cost principles apply to all projects within DDCB:
- Advice and guidance in the development and progression of projects is a cornerstone of the DDCB services and is free of cost.
- For research services and operation, staff salaries are generally covered by Biocenter Finland support and the cost of the research facilities are covered by the host institutions.
- The user pays for supplies, consumables and a portion of the equipment operation costs.
DDCB operates with an open access first-come first-served policy. All academic and not-for-profit users access the services under the same rules and user fee models.