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Data Request Pricing

The Midwestern Regional Climate Center offers a variety of custom data services, some of which are free and others are paid. All data that come from our parent agency, the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), are free to you. Costs associated with any order from those data holdings are for the staff time necessary to provide the data in the user-specified format. Data from specialized networks may incur a cost for both the data and personnel time necessary to provide the data. Costs are broken down by One-time Data Delivery and Certified Data Requests and Recurring Data Delivery.

One-time Data Delivery and Certified Data Requests

Data needed within these requests are for unique cases and are often time single requests. Data are pulled and returned in the desired format. Certified data requests can also be considered a unique case as these are generally pulled for a single location. Questions or requests that can be fulfilled within an hour will not be charged. Otherwise, time spent on the request outside of the initial hour will be charged $50/hour. The nature of the data request and any associated fees will be communicated before completing the data request. Once fees are approved, an invoice will be generated and sent via email. Online and mail-in payment options are included on the invoice. All certification requests require a service charge. Shipping costs are included within the approved fees below.

The Certified Data Request processing fee will be increased to $50 beginning in January 2024.

Type Description Amount
Standard Fees: General Data Request (1 hr or less) FREE
  Service Charges (greater than 1 hr) $50/hr
  Certification, notarized $25.00
Additional Charges: Rush fee, overnight $25.00
  Rush fee, same day delivery $50.00

Recurring Data Delivery

Recurring Data Delivery allows MRCC staff to automate data pulls and deliver on client-specified schedule. The MRCC currently provides this service to several organizations across the Midwest. Fees include one-time fees for the cost to automate the data feed, the frequency of data delivery (daily, weekly, or monthly), the number of stations requested, and a monthly service fee. Data delivery discounts are available for more than 100 stations.

Type Description Amount
One-time Fees: Program Development $50/hr
  Daily Delivery $0.80/station
  Weekly Delivery $0.40/station
  Monthly Delivery $0.20/station
Data Delivery Discount: 1-100 stations None
  101-500 stations 20%
  501-1000 stations 50%
  1001-5000 stations 75%
  5000+ stations 80%
Recurring Fee: Service Fee $35/month

Additional Information