Costs

Lifelines is a not-for-profit biobank: 
costs for data and biosample service are fee-for-service based.

Costs

Lifelines is a not-for-profit biobank and data or biosamples are available for researchers worldwide. Costs for biosamples and data services are fee-for-service based for scientific institutes, meaning that Lifelines’ price includes the cost price.

Data services include:

  • registration and review of applications
  • data management services
  • workspace infrastructure
  • storage (extra storage and memory can be added to the workspace).

The usage of a broad population data collection like Lifelines is less expensive compared to collecting your own data and/or biological samples.

Data service fees

Costs may vary depending on the type of application and/or project. We offer a broad range of services, including access to phenotypic and genotypic data, sample requests, additional data collections and data linkage with other data registries (such as Statistics Netherlands). In this table you will find our data service fees. For sample applications, infrastructure and additional studies please contact us directly for a cost indication.

Costs data application

Type of application Data services Regular fee UMCG/RUG fee UMCG/RUG Intro fee*
    ex vat incl vat ex vat incl vat ex vat incl vat
Data in Workspace New application (1 year access) ** € 4.500 € 5.445 € 3.450 € 4.175 € 2.950 € 3.570

Additonal workspace user (one year)***

€ 1.700 € 2.057 € 1.400 € 1.694 € 1.400 € 1.694
Extension workspace user*** € 2.000 € 2.420 € 2.000 € 2.420 € 2.000 € 2.420
Data in UMCG HPC

New application (one year access)

€ 3.500 € 4.235 € 2.700 € 3.267 € 1.000 € 1.210
Extension cluster (one year) € 2.000 € 2.420 € 2.000 € 2.420 € 1.000 € 1.210
Data in Workspace / HPC combo New application (one year access) € 5.500 € 6.655 € 4.000 € 4.840 € 3.500 € 4.235

Additional workspace user (one year)***

€ 1.700 € 2.057 € 1.400 € 1.694 € 1.400 € 1.694
Extension workspace user and cluster*** € 3.000 € 3.630 € 2.500 € 3.025 € 2.500 € 3.025
Data linkage with/via CBS ****

New application
(6 months excl. CBS costs)

€ 4.000 € 4.840 € 3.000 € 3.630 € 3.000 € 3.630
Data linkage to other registries via ZorgTTP ****

New application
(6 months excl. costs third party)

€ 5.450 € 6.595 € 4.450 € 5.385 € 4.450 € 5.385
Sample application New application On request
Infrastructural application New application On request

Additional study

New application On request
*

The introduction fee for UMCG/RUG researchers is valid during the data collection period of the third assessment (2019-2023).

**

Extension of the original research proposal is possible for a special additional fee

*** Data service fees are based on one year data access. It is possible to offer data services per month (fees for hours are fixed, fees for access in workspace are linear).
**** Data linkage fees only cover the costs for the Lifelines data release + linkage management. Additional fees from CBS, ZorgTTP and other data sources may apply.

 

Access to COVID-19 data

In 2022 we have a temporary special fee for COVID related research proposals. This data service is available for researchers worldwide:

  • COVID-data fee: €2.900,- ex VAT (€3.509,- incl. VAT)

Learn more about our unique COVID-19 data collection

Data services for students

We offer a special student fee for researchers who support students that would like to analyse the Lifelines dataset for a specific study aim or research question. This can be within an existing Lifelines project or the PI can apply for a new project, together with the student. 

  • New applications starting at €2.950,-
  • Student workspace user: €600,- ex VAT for 6 months data access.
  • Data services for students can also be offered per month. This student fee does not include extra data management services.

How to apply for a student Workspace user

Please fill out an application or amendment form if you want to request for a student workspace user.  You can start your application here or fill out the amendment form, you can download from our how to apply webpage (go to step 3).

Start your application