Usc Rate Agreement
When the sponsored project is carried out on and off-campus sites, the total modified direct cost or the applicable direct cost base of the sponsor must be distributed between the local site and off-campus, with each site insured on and off campus at the corresponding rate. The Office of Financial Analysis will provide you with information on the appropriate distribution of rates for projects running both on and off campus. Many sponsors, including most non-profit organizations, require applicants to use a mandatory research and development rate. Normally, this rate is significantly lower than that negotiated by USC. If the sponsor`s policy is to prescribe a sentence, USC accepts the sentence that is imposed. In these cases, the reduced rate may not be considered to apply to MTDCs unless otherwise stated in the agreement or invitation. In these cases, when calculating the project budget, apply the prescribed rate to the entire direct budget. The rates below are taken from the Federal Rate Agreement of July 6, 2020. If you have any questions about the use of this collective agreement, please contact the Contracts and Grants Department. When a sponsored project is carried out on a campus site, as defined in this directive, the current indirect cost rate on campus applies to the project and must be accurately reflected in the project budget and applied to the project`s MTDCs or to the sponsor`s applicable direct cost base. To find out the current indirect cost rate on campus, visit the Office of Research website or contact the Department of Contracts and Grants. On campus, as part of USC`s indirect cost rate agreement with the federal government, it is defined as sponsored projects at university sites or operated where indirect costs related to physical facilities and libraries are considered applicable to the project.
Download the AA rates for USC Columbia, School of Medicine and USC System Campuses [pdf]. What are the typical contractual terms? USC`s standard enterprise agreement contains clauses relating to compensation, use of trademarks, limitation of liability and other conditions. USC is open to negotiations, depending on the circumstances of the agreement. The Department of Contracts and Grants and its Clincal Trials Office are authorized to negotiate and execute a research grant or contract with USC. For more details, please see the submission and negotiation of sponsored agreements via DCG for business and foundation research. The indirect cost rate is the mechanism by which the university recovers its indirect costs. The university regularly negotiates this rate (as a percentage) with the government and applies the rate to an overall cost base (e.g. B the salary, equipment and travel allocated specifically for a project) of the project. The purpose of this directive is to provide lead investigators and others responsible for managing sponsored projects with guidance on the requirements for determining the appropriate indirect cost rate for a given sponsored project and applies to all faculties and staff responsible for authorizing, processing and tracking royalties for the projects in question. How are confidential disclosure agreements handled? USC conducts CDAs with external organizations when research depends on the protection of confidential information.