Indirect Cost Recovery

Overview

Increase the University’s rate of recovery for the indirect costs of research by: (1) negotiating indirect cost rates that properly reflect the University’s full costs, (2) reforming UC policies and practices to decrease cost waivers, and (3) finding ways to recover shared costs directly from external organizations.

News & Updates

  • 07 / 12 / 12

    UC Santa Cruz negotiates a 2.5 point increase!

    Santa Cruz’s newly negotiated rates reflect a 2.5 percentage point increase over six years. If funding remains steady, these new rates could allow UC to recover over $2.5 million more than previous rates over the next five years. Click here to see UCSC’s new rates compared to UC’s historical rates.

  • 07 / 02 / 12

    Waiver Workgroup submits recommendations report

    The Workgroup on Indirect Cost Waiver Policies and Practice has submitted its report to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, making six recommendations for changes to current policies and practices that might help improve UC’s recovery of indirect costs. Click here to view the report.

  • 06 / 29 / 12

    UC Berkeley negotiates a 3.5 point increase!

    Berkeley’s newly negotiated rates reflect a 3.5 percentage point increase over four years. If funding remains steady, these new rates could allow UC to recover close to $25 million more than previous rates over the next five years. Click here to see UCB’s new rates compared to UC’s historical rates.

  • 05 / 31 / 12

    UC San Francisco negotiates a 4 point increase!

    San Francisco’s newly negotiated rates reflect a 4 percentage point increase over four years. If funding remains steady, these new rates could allow UC to recover close to $43 million more than previous rates over the next five years. Click here to see UCSF’s new rates compared to UC’s historical rates.

  • 04 / 26 / 12

    Comments submitted on Advanced Notice of changes to Federal guidelines.

    UCOP and several UC campuses submitted coordinated responses with COGR, the AAU and the APLU to respond to proposed changes from the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR). Once again, UCOP highlighted concerns about rate inequities and the importance of indirect cost reimbursement to our institutions. Click here to see UC Systemwide comments.

  • 11 / 15 / 11

    UC Santa Barbara negotiates a 2.0 point increase!

    Santa Barbara’s newly negotiated rates reflect a 2.0 percentage points over three years. If funding remains steady, these new rates could allow UC to recover close to $5.5 million more than previous rates over the next five years. Click here to see UCSB’s new rates compared to UC’s historical rates.

  • 10 / 27 / 11

    Waiver Working Group starts work

    A small working group has been convened by the Research Policy Analysis and Coordination unit to help review current UC systemwide waiver policies, guidelines and practices and make recommendations for changes or updates to help improve indirect cost recovery. See “Project Team” page for membership.

  • 07 / 28 / 11

    Comments submitted to the A-21 Task Force on Federal Reform.

    UCOP and several UC campuses submitted coordinated responses with COGR, the AAU and the APLU, suggesting ways to streamline Federal oversight of federal contracts and grants. UCOP highlighted the issue of indirect cost reimbursement, concerns about inequities in UC’s negotiated rates and how critical these funds are to our institutions. Click here to see the […]

  • 07 / 13 / 11

    UC task force on indirect cost recovery

    A UC system-wide task force on indirect cost recovery is being established to facilitate a broad and coordinated approach to reform across UC campuses. Campus membership is currently being recruited. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Debbie.Shen@ucop.edu.