Table 1.

Simplified Infrastructure Costs for Hypothetical Research Networks of Differing Complexities

Approximate Annual Cost, $
ElementBasic NetworkModerate-Complexity Network
FTE = full-time equivalent; NA = not applicable because the basic network does not have these elements.
Director (0.20, 0.50 FTE)32,00078,000
Coordinator (0.50,1.00 FTE)32,00064,000
Research assistants (2.00 FTE)NA83,000
Secretarial support (0.50 FTE)NA21,400
Computers and software1,0002,200
Technical support50011,000
Printing and mailing4001,800
Telephone and fax3001,200
Meeting costs3,50017,000