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Indirect Cost Rate Agreements

September 23, 2021 by gilsperling

CU Boulder recognizes that a large number of sponsored project employees are still working remotely during our response to the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that such work is not eligible for an indirect off-campus rate. All employees who currently work from home or other remote locations still use the university`s IT resources, such as common servers and their backup functions, with the VPN requiring maintenance, HR departments, and the campus still having to pay the corresponding administrative salaries in order to continue working. All buildings on campus continue to be subject to facility services such as electricity, security and maintenance. (c) For all derogations from the indirect cost rate negotiated by the federal government, including legal, regulatory, programmatic and voluntary costs, the basis of direct costs on which the indirect rate is applied shall be: (4) indirect relief of voluntary costs. For each arbitral award, a proposed claimant and/or consignee may decide to reduce or eliminate the indirect amount applied to the costs incurred in connection with this arbitral award. The choice must be voluntary and cannot be required of the contracting agent, NOFO, program or other non-legal or non-regulatory requirements. For these specific and voluntary reductions, DOI may accept the lowest rate, provided that the arbitration decision clearly documents the voluntary choice of the beneficiary. Once DOI has accepted the lowest rate, that rate applies for the duration of the premium. DESCRIPTION – A final rate is a permanent rate that is set after an organization`s actual costs for a current year are known. A final rate is used to correct indirect costs on the basis of a provisional rate. After World War II, when the federal government began a close partnership with universities to continue the research venture, the infrastructure costs needed to support this costly venture were recognized.

These infrastructure costs have been known as furnishing and management (R&A) costs and have been expressed as a rate; These are the indirect costs of research divided by the direct cost of research. This R&A rate applies to eligible direct costs and is the accepted funding method to reimburse universities for the indirect costs of the research project. • If a fellow/contractor has already negotiated indirect costs with the USG. Since it is difficult for a federal organization to determine the indirect costs associated with the implementation of a program or project. We hope that this situation will be relatively ephemeral and most sponsored project proposals will apply to periods of more than one year, so that all budgets for sponsored project proposals will include the assessment of the full indirect costs authorized by the proponent in accordance with the rates in effect in our federal agreement on indirect cost rates. There are three separately negotiated federal rates: University Area, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Below are links to the F&A phrases of the three domains and the latest official documents of the Federal Rate Agreement….

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