Frequently Asked Questions

Note: This page was prepared for academic customers. Clients from the biotech / pharmaceutical / therapeutic / molecular diagnosis industries, please visit this web site instead.

Questions about our services

Q1.1: Who are your customers?

Q1.2: What kind of services do you provide?

Q1.3: Are you familiar with single-cell RNA-seq, single-cell ATAC-seq and Multiome data analysis?

Q1.4: Do you analyze data produced using protocols similar to ChIP-seq?

Q1.5: We need help with NGS data analysis and interpretation, but our data/applications are not on your list. Will you help us?

Q1.6: What is Track 1, Track 2 or Track 3 work?

Q1.7: Do you analyze PacBio and Oxford Nanopore data?

Q1.8: Do you do work that is heavily informatics-oriented, e.g., gene and genome annotation?

Q1.9: Can you develop a computational pipeline to be executed in our own hands, rather than completing the work directly by your bioinformaticians?

Q1.10: Can you help us develop databases and web servers?

Q1.11: Are you able to help us do a GWAS (genome-wise association study)?

Q1.12: I am curious why genome assembly is not listed in Track 1, routine analysis?

Q1.13: Can you provide flat-rate quotes for Track 3 work?

Q1.14: Can you do AI/deep neural network/deep learning developments?

Q1.15: Can you help us with AlphaFold modeling work or other structural biology/structural bioinformatics work?

Questions about our capacities and strengths

Q2.1: Who are your Lead Bioinformaticians?

Q2.2: What are some of the unique strengths of your Lead Bioinformaticians?

Q2.3: What guarantee do you have on the services you provide?

Q2.4: Tell me about your experiences in AI/machine learning/deep learning developments.

Q2.5: Will you help us write manuscripts?

Q2.6: We were satisfied with your report and the payment was made. But now, we have got new questions about the work. Can we talk with you again?

Q2.7: Will you help us write grant applications?

Q2.8: Show me some proof that you have successfully completed some bioinformatics projects with other researchers.

Q2.9: How have researchers evaluated your work in the past?

Q2.10: What other advantages are there for researchers to use your services?

Q2.11: Besides the saving in time and money that you mentioned, are there other differences between using your services and using a local bioinformatician? I do have a local bioinformatics collaborator that is quite capable.

Questions about our price

Q3.1: You have such a brilliant team of bioinformatics experts with dazzling resumes, you must be expensive. Why do you say using your service can lower researchers' cost?

Q3.2: How much will you charge for a project?

Q3.3: What work is covered in a $7,500 "project"?

Q3.4: How much saving in time and money can I expect if I use your service to complete my bioinformatics work?

Q3.5: What you quoted is beyond our budget. Can you consider a discount?

Questions about data

Q4.1: What data format will you accept?

Q4.2: Is there any chance you will share our data with a third party?

Q4.3: Will you sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or a confidential disclosure agreement (CDA) before we conduct a deep discussion the project or send you our data?

Q4.4: Our project involves the using of controlled access data at dbGAP (or TCGA). How should we deal with this?

Q4.5: How safe are our data in your hands?

Q4.6: What policy do you have on the handling of sequencing data collected from human subjects?

Questions about the company

Q5.1: When did AccuraScience get started, and by whom?

Q5.2: How did you come up with the idea of starting this operation?

Q5.3: How many researchers have you helped? And how many projects have you completed? Are they all from the U.S.?

Miscellaneous questions

Q6.1: Where is the work actually performed?

Q6.2: What computational infrastructures do you have?

Q6.3: Are you hiring?

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