UCOP maintains a VSP (Verified Sponsor Policies) list of sponsors whose policies limit indirect cost coverage. The sponsors listed in the VSP have been subject to review and verification by UCOP, as they have legitimate guidelines to limit indirect cost coverage, which apply to all fellows. Campuses can use this list as part of an expedited authorization process if they wish. The VSP list is available in the REMS application. The NIH Directive on Indirect Costs related to Genomic Matrices (NOT-OD-10-097) when total genomic array purchases exceed $50,000 per year each year of the project, provides that indirect reimbursement will be applied at a limited cost of 25,000 $US of Genomic Arrays, in addition to the $50,000 threshold for each award year. An exception for indirect costs is the formal authorization to accept indirect cost coverage other than that which would be recovered for a specified allowance under the relevant State-negotiated collective agreement or the UA rate. Any permitted waiver may reduce the financial support needed for the university`s critical administrative functions and campus infrastructure. Successful negotiation of indirect cost rates involves the calculation of the actual cost of all academic activities. Higher education institutions must support proposals for indirect costs to the federal state with cost accounting data within the meaning of Article 2 CFR§ 200. UC Berkeley applies the M&A rate corresponding to every dollar of direct costs spent on the sponsored project.
Consulting fees can generally only be paid to individuals who are not employed on campus or in other UC campuses or UC laboratories and who can provide specific knowledge or advice needed for the project. For each person, indicate the name, daily wage and number of days each advisor is paid. Documentation attesting to the adequacy of the rate of pay shall be provided. Any travel and room expenses must be indicated. All consultant fees are subject to the current indirect cost rate related to the sponsored agreement. For the restoration of indirect cost rates (IDC) through funding from the State of California, the UC Office of the President (UCOP) has set a number of payments that gradually increase from 25% to 40% over 4.5 years. . . .