Rates and Expenses
Research Hourly Rates
The standard hourly rate is $50.00 USD per hour ($400.00 for 8 hours). The minimum research "chunk" (duration) is 8 hours. The scope of research "chunks" is limited to the objectives agreed upon during our original consultation.
For a more involved requests, multiple "chunks" may be needed based on our discussions. Subsequent "chunks" are discounted as shown in the table below. If more than 4 "chunks" are needed, the 20% discount remains in effect, unless otherwise agreed upon with the customer.
Following our initial consultation by email or phone, we will contact you and advise you as to the approach that we believe should be taken. As a client you will receive a written report, which will include the background of the request for the project, the objective of the project, the repositories consulted for the project, full citations to sources consulted, whether they had a positive or negative result, full analysis of findings, and a summary of research, with suggestions for future research. If you would prefer not to have a written report (and save time) then we can provide a simple summary with sources consulted.
Costs associated with copying documents, admission to repositories and travel will be billed as expense. Expenses will be included in an itemized invoice. To clarify, Expenses are in addition to "Chunks".
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