An initial consulting appointment is available without charge.
Grant proposals should cover the effort of participating core staff.  The minimum effort for salary support on proposals is 5%.  Any smaller effort should be requested as an expense rather than personnel.
Clinical research projects without grants (e.g. internal or industry funding) should budget an estimated cost for core staff time.
In some circumstances (e.g. preliminary work for a grant proposal, a basic science project with an unanticipated need for statistical data analysis, or a small grant program that explicitly limits the use of funds) the investigator may request effort that is supported by core funds.  Not all requests can be accommodated.   Priority is given to Cancer Center members and grant proposals, with the expectation that future effort will be funded.