Consulting Services for University of Minnesota research groups

machine behind screenMSI provides long-term, dedicated services that are tailored to support specific research initiatives and development programs led by University faculty. MSI charges reasonable at-cost fees for these types of dedicated services, since costs are typically covered in external research contracts and grants.

Examples of the kinds of projects MSI is involved in include:

  • Software projects
  • Database projects
  • Informatics projects


Rates for technical consulting and/or analytical services provided by MSI are negotiated based on the scope of the project. Fees will be charged when a project:

  • Involves 10% or more of consultant time for a month or more
  • Involves less than 10% of consultant time for three months or more


MSI also provides:

  • Dedicated Storage Resources
  • Colocation and Managed Resources


Email to contact a consultant.


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