PCORI is committed to providing funding to support Awardees’ reasonable, costs to prepare data and data documentation for sharing. Reasonable, allowable costs include:
- Time and effort related to curating data and developing supporting documentation, include formatting data according to accepted community standards; de-identifying data; attaching metadata to foster discoverability, interpretation, and reuse; and formatting data for transmission and storage at the PCORI-designated repository for long-term preservation and access. PCORI will pay for all initial and recurring data deposit fees and charges necessary for making data available and accessible directly to the repository.
- Local data management considerations, such as unique and specialized information infrastructure necessary to provide local management, preservation, and access to data, (e.g., before deposit into the PCORI-designated repository) or another established repository. Budget estimates should not include infrastructure costs typically included in institutional overhead (e.g., Facilities and Administrative costs), nor costs associated with the routine conduct of research. Costs associated with collecting or otherwise gaining access to research data (e.g., data access fees) are considered costs of doing research and should not be included in budgets.