Typically, the Methodologist is a data provider that the on-chain asset manager [AM] uses to create the target allocation for their Set. For example, in the case of DPI, the Methodologist is Scalara and the AM is Index Coop. Scalara defines a methodology for the management of the Set, aggregates the data for the methodology, and presents the target weights for the index to Index Coop. Index Coop then takes those weights as an input and rebalances the Set to track the methodology. For this service, Scalara gets a portion of the fees generated by DPI. The fee split and the address that Scalara's portion of the fees gets sent to are all configurable through the Manager Contract.