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Table 2 Collections’ costs

From: Investment into the future of microbial resources: culture collection funding models and BRC business plans for biological resource centres

Cost item Detail Cost per year (thousand €)
Staff 3-10 staff (number depends upon the phylogenetic depth, breadth, and related activities) 185-300
Acquisition/deposit of strains 500/year at US$500ea 185
Maintenance of strains 5000 strains 30
Distribution of strains 2000 strains 30
Data management Proprietary data base 1
Accommodation, utilities etc. Laboratories etc. 90
Consumables Ampoules, chemicals, 20
Total   540-730