University Of New Hampshire Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
1.2.8 The contract provides for either the transfer or assignment of tangible objects (e.g. B biological materials, device recordings, technical reports, end-of-studies work or theses) and/or intangible assets (e.g. B data rights, copyrights, inventions) which may result from subsidised activities. (See the university`s Intellectual Property Directive.) 188.8.131.52 The authority to negotiate and approve R&A fee waiver statements for individual programs or classes of programs rests with the Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR). The SVPR may delegate all or part of this authority in writing to other UNH officials. In cases where activities are conducted in facilities that are not owned by the UNJS and space costs are not directly invoiced to the program, the determination of the off-campus campus or campus is based on project records and circumstances presented in the proposal, in accordance with the cost categorization, as presented in the F&A tariff proposal. The University of Maine (UMaine) guideline is to request and recover, to the extent possible, a full installation and management fee (“M&A”, “indirectly” or “overhead”). UMaine applies all M&A rates based on our federally negotiated M&A rate agreement to all proposals, unless the lead sponsor has a published guideline that limits or prohibits R&A costs. The full rate of the R&A contract (www.maine.edu/about-the-system/system-office/finances/facilities-and-administrative-cost-rates-and-benefit-rates/s) is used regardless of whether UMaine is the main applicant or the sub-receiver. UMaine`s sub-means are subject to the same R&A rate conditions as those for the entire UMaine project. Full cost coverage is needed to support the university`s physical and administrative capacity to conduct research.
If indirect costs are not fully maintained, the maintenance of the university`s research capacity and infrastructure is threatened. All sponsored agreements should share the cost of sponsored projects. 1.2.5 The Promoter limits the use of funds or property and/or reserves the right to revoke all or part of the Bonus. For example, restrictions are the non-eligibility of costs prior to allocation, the requirement for prior authorisation from the promoter for derogations from initially approved budget positions, the return of unused funds to the promoter at the end of the project period or restrictions on the publication of data from studies supported by the prize. 7.3.4 A waiver statement must be approved prior to the submission of a proposal (1) if there is no directive or regulation issued by the sponsor that limits the R&A rate, amount and/or basis; or (2) if there are published guidelines, but the UNH decides that its interests are best served by waiving some or all of the applicable R&A costs for a given program or project. For example, a sponsor could require UNH to contribute a portion of its resources to the program. If this is necessary to meet the mandatory requirements of the promoter, a cost-sharing provided by third parties is permitted. Please note that the share of the costs must come from other sources of the university if it does not pass or if it is not authorized by the sponsor, or that this entails remuneration and reimbursement to the sponsoring agency. Mandatory participation may include direct cost budget items and (indirect) R&A costs, depending on the specific requirements of the sponsor….