identifying what your really need
While all the RC Tools, RC Data and RC Science are freely available and documented, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll find everything you need to make it work for you or that what we have meets your needs. The RC is not available for hire per se, but the individuals behind the consortium can be contacted and/or contracted for help with specific problems, projects and inquiries. In general, despite most of these individuals being very busy and in high-demand, we are an altruistic bunch and are largely very generous with our time. That said, very few of these individuals have endless time or resources (i.e. staff) to get work done, and most of us work on soft-money (i.e. grants and contracts). As such, we try to provide as many resources as possible for free to help you 'do it yourself', as well as affordable workshops & courses to get you trained up economically. However, if you need more help, it is availble by contacting the right organizations and individuals listed below.
Types of help
Tool & Software Development
For changes and improvements to individual models and tools, it is best to contact the individual model owners (typically on GitHub Repository). North Arrow Research, the Utah State University Wheaton ET-AL lab, and South Fork Research have a long history of working together on tool development. Both SFR and USU do a lot of GIS tool and toolbox development. USU develops a lot of new methods and algorithms that only ever make it to the prototype and/or demonstration phase. For scaling up
research & Development