Investigators approach the MS Center similar to how they would begin a collaboration with any other investigator - with a chat.
All projects begin with a consultation between the Investigator (or their representative) and Dr. Buchberger, the Associate Director of the MS Center. During this meeting we will learn about your research project and discuss the most appropriate approaches and technologies available to answer your question.
Depending on the biological question, scale of the project, types of approaches required, and available technologies, we pursue projects either collaboratively (most common) or via fee-for-service (for select projects with simple workflows).
Projects that require any level of customization or tailored method development are pursued collaboratively. Collaboration is the most common type of interaction the MS Center pursues.