Case Western Reserve University Indirect Cost Rate Agreement

The responsibility for proving that campus A is appropriate rests with the project team. Approved research and development cost rates, which apply to all proposed projects, are presented in the R-A Costs -Rates Chart. ORSP will not judge whether the rate of ADF used on an FAP is a waiver; There will also be no documentation to approve a waiver of the IDC. Instead, ORSP will consider the approval of the PAF as evidence of the approval of the ADF rate by the school/university/institute/centre, regardless of the rate used. Is the proposed load for off-campus U-M staff (including cost-related efforts) greater than the load proposed by campus staff? In cases where faculty members from different sectors of the university are unable to agree on the allocation of funds based on where the work was done, the Vice-President of the Research and Technology Directorate or her advisor will act as a mediator to help the group find a solution. When a sponsored project has more than one management centre, the senior controller should determine the costs incurred by the various management centres. Management centres must decide how direct and indirect revenue reflects the actual costs of each management centre. The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) and the School of Medicine Office of Grants and Contracts (SOM OGC) will respect the reciprocal decisions of the respective management centres. Indirect costs – also known as Facilities – Administrative (R-D) Indirect costs and/or CDI – are actual costs of university activity that are not easily attributable to a given project.

Our research and development rates are determined by an agreement with the federal government and the University of Michigan in agreement with the Federal Uniform Guidance. On May 14, 2020, U-M ended negotiations for a new collective R and D agreement. The following table presents the research and development rates authorized by the federal government under our current and new (extended) agreements. PDF versions are available on the Financial Website. Direct cost: $250,000 Indirect cost (53%): $132,500 Total cost: $382,500 The University does not charge a fee for specialized services (SSFEIDC) or a quality assurance tax (QAF) related to animal taxes for sponsored projects (Fund 20000, 25000). All animal purchase and accommodation services for all external sponsors are now treated like all other offer or service costs, without any change in indirect cost coverage.

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