Services and Rates

Project Consultation
Participant screening, consenting, and session coordination
Coordination of research in Waisman Center Clinics or WECP
Assistance with IRB protocols as they pertain to CTC services
Coordination with UW Hospital Clinical Research Unit
Liaison with community hospitals/health centers
  $120/hour
Engineering
Computer programming
Database development and maintenance
Equipment and technical support consultation
Eye-tracking consultation
  $120/hour
Participant Recruitment
Diversity and community outreach
Newborn infant recruitment
Recruitment from Waisman Center Clinics or WECP
  $120/hour
Research Registry Recruitment    
Infant & Child Registry   $120/basic searcha + $5/nameb
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Registry   $240/basic searcha + $25/namec
Fragile X Syndrome Registry   send inquiry
K-12 Registry   $240/basic searcha + $10/namec
Testing Space Rental  
Hourly   $20/hour
Monthly   $500/monthd
Eye-tracking lab
Observation and testing rooms
Sound attenuation booths
 
Psychological Testing
Assessment administration, scoring, interpretation
Intervention implementation
Clinical/diagnostic interviewing/screening
Assessment and intervention training
Protocol and project development
Psychological consultation
Graduate student psychological services supervision
  $120/hour
Data Analysis
Statistical consulting
  $120/hour
Assessment Library Rental   $25/week or $10/day
Medical
Skin biopsies
  $450/hour
Caregiver Background Checks    
In-State   $10d + $25 fee
Out-of-state   Varies by stated
Fingerprint Background Checks   $40.50d + $25 fee
Database Hosting
Storage on a secure virtual machine
  $100/monthd
Waisman Biomanufacturing send inquiry
Access to Marshfield Clinic's Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP) send inquiry

a Additional service fees may apply for customized searches. b Limit of 100 names/search. c Limit of 40 names/search. d Rate not available for subsidy. 


Service Descriptions

Project Consultation

The CTC offers a variety of behavioral research support and consultation services.
Examples of project consultation services:

  • Review of IRB protocols as they relate to use of CTC services
  • Participant consent and coordination of appointments with the UW Hospital Clinical Research Unit for nursing services (e.g., specimen collection)
  • Processing proposals to coordinate research in the Waisman Center Clinics or Early Childhood Program

Please direct requests and inquiries for project consultation services to the CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192.

Psychological Testing

The CTC provides behavioral and diagnostic assessments for projects that require specialized clinical expertise.
Examples of psychological services:

  • Administration, scoring, and data entry of assessment batteries to participants (by or under the supervision of a licensed psychologist)
  • Clinical diagnosis of research participants
  • Provision of experimental psychological interventions
  • Training and supervision of project staff in assessment administration
  • Analysis and interpretation of assessment results
  • Consultation in planning proper assessment batteries

Please direct requests and inquiries for project consultation services to the CTC Psychologist, Quynh Wells, at nwells4@wisc.edu or 608.262.7581.

Engineering

Consultation is available related to a range of technical topics, including data processing, laboratory equipment, and implementation of experiment designs.
Examples of engineering services:

  • Implement experiment design in E-Prime, Matlab, or Python
  • Write programs to process experimental data
  • Create web-based databases of research participants, schedules, and research data (See Database Hosting)
  • Specify and install equipment for remote observation of a testing space
  • Specify and install computer and A/V equipment for stimulus delivery
  • Add gaze-contingent behavior to eye tracking experiments

Please direct requests and inquiries for project consultation services to the CTC Engineer, Rob Olson, at rolson@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.890.3075.

Participant and Research Registry Recruitment

The CTC offers services to support project recruitment of participants, including access to potential research participants through several different Research Registries.
Examples of participant recruitment services:

  • Consultation and recruitment planning
  • Community outreach
  • Participant recruitment in the Waisman Center Clinics or Waisman Early Childhood Program

Please direct requests and inquires for participant and registry recruitment to the CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192.

Testing Space Rental

Private testing rooms are available for rental on an hourly basis to projects for research purposes.
The following testing spaces are available:

  • A large testing room with a sink, small observation room, and audio & video camera equipment
  • Individual sound attenuated booths
  • Two adjoined small testing rooms with adult sized tables and chairs, and equipment to allow for monitoring and recording a session from one room to the other
  • Two Tobii T60XL eye tracker suites, with E-Prime, Tobii Studio, and SMART-T stimulus software. Support for implementation and analysis of eye tracking experiments is available (see Engineering Services).

Requests for rental of rooms by the month (not available for subsidy) are considered on an individual project basis and availability is not guaranteed. Room reservations can be made by authorized users in the Testing Space Reservation Calendar or Eye Tracker Reservation Calendar. Please direct requests and inquires for testing rooms and sound attenuated booths to the CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192. Direct requests and inquiries for eye tracker suites to the CTC Engineer, Rob Olson, at rolson@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.890.3075.

Data Analysis

Statistical consultation and analysis services are available; contact Daniel Bolt at dmbolt@wisc.edu or 608.262.4938 for more information.

Assessment Library Rental

A variety of psychological assessment kits are available to research project staff on a weekly rental basis (1 week minimum). Projects are responsible for purchasing their own test record forms. Refer to the CTC Assessment Library for a list of assessment kits owned by CTC. Contact the CTC Psychologist, Quynh Wells, at nwells4@wisc.edu or 608.262.7581 for the availability of specific assessments and to arrange for their use by your research project staff.

Medical

Waisman Clinic physicians can provide skin biopsy and other physician services on behalf of the CTC.  Please contact CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192 for more information.

Caregiver Background Checks

The CTC processes Caregiver Background Checks (CBCs) that are required by state law for project research staff and students who conduct research, including observation, in the Wisconsin Early Childhood Program (WECP). The Wisconsin Caregiver Law, licensure requirements, and WECP policy dictate that CBCs must be completed every 12 months. The CBC includes Wisconsin DOJ and DHS Caregiver Check results.  Additional fees will apply for individuals who have resided in another state during the past 3 years; rates vary by state.  Investigators are responsible for any costs incurred to clarify the status of an individual’s background clearance. Contact CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192 with requests for CBCs.

Fingerprint Background Checks

The CTC processes Fingerprint Background Checks (FBCs) that are required by state law for project research staff and students who conduct research, including observation, in the Wisconsin Early Childhood Program (WECP). The Wisconsin Caregiver Law, licensure requirements, and WECP policy dictate that a one-time FBC must be completed. The FBC includes FBI, Wisconsin DOJ, and DHS Caregiver Check results, which meets the annual CBC requirement above. Investigators are responsible for any costs incurred to clarify the status of an individual’s background clearance. Contact CTC Research Coordinator, Carrie Arneson, ctc@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5192 with requests for CBCs. 

Database Hosting

Databases that are developed by the CTC can be hosted on a CTC-managed server for a monthly fee (rate not available for subsidy). The server is on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT)'s restricted data network, with encrypted back-ups occurring nightly. Users can access the database using a custom domain name, with access restricted by UW-Madison NetID, if desired. Direct requests and inquiries regarding database hosting to the CTC Engineer, Rob Olson, at rolson@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.890.3075.

Waisman Biomanufacturing

Waisman Biomanufacturing supports translational investigators by assisting in preparing drug development plans, developing cGMP compliant manufacturing and Quality Control test methods, and providing cGMP manufacturing and testing services for pre-clinical animal studies and early-stage human clinical trials. Visit http://gmpbio.org/ for more information.

Please direct requests and inquiries for biomanufacturing services to the Waisman Biomanufacturing Associate Director, Carl Ross, at info@GMPbio.org or 608.262.9618.

Access to Marshfield Clinic's Personalized Medicine Research Project

The Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP) of the Marshfield Clinic offers a population-based bio-bank with DNA, plasma and serum linked to nearly complete electronic health records that span an average of 30 years. There are currently over 20,000 participants currently enrolled.  Recruitment for PMRP was primarily from geographic areas comprising the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area, a defined geographic region of 24 zip codes surrounding the main Marshfield Clinic campus and selected regional centers throughout central and northern Wisconsin. Vast amounts of genomic data are available for PMRP participants. All PMRP participants have been genotyped for over 50 medically relevant makers that also serve as a fingerprint. PMRP contains 70 million individual data items (including every lab test) on the cohort. Epidemiological studies of IDD conditions, investigations of genotype-phenotype correlations, studies of the association of environmental exposures and IDD conditions, and other novel research can be pursued using these extremely valuable data. Visit http://www.marshfieldresearch.org/chg/pmrp for more information.

Please direct requests and inquiries to the PMRP Director, Dr. Murray Brilliant at brilliant.murray@mfld.clin.edu.