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Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Web: ORED

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 209
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Email:
IACUC@uidaho.edu
IBC@uidaho.edu
IRB@uidaho.edu
ored-export@uidaho.edu
rcr@uidaho.edu
uifcoi@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6162

Web: ORA Website

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-5752

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

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Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 414
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4551

Email: OTT@uidaho.edu

Web: OTT Website

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Definitions

F&A Base Definitions

Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A, indirect or overhead) are used to cover additional expenses the university incurs to administer sponsored projects, but which cannot easily be directly assessed to a specific award (e.g. facilities, human resources, departmental administration, office supplies, etc.). The basic formula is direct cost base x F&A rate = F&A costs. The direct cost base is determined by the sponsor and is typically specified in the proposal guidelines. A Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) basis should be assumed if not otherwise specified.

Modified Total Direct Cost, or MTDC, is the total of all direct costs of the project, with the following exclusions: equipment over $5,000, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships and fellowships, as well as that portion of each subgrant or subcontract issued in excess of $25,000.

Total Direct Cost, or TDC, is the total of all direct costs of the project with no exclusions. Note that when this method is used you must also calculate what F&A would be using the MTDC method and choose the lesser of the two.

Total Costs includes F&A expense in its calculation of F&A. To convert to TDC use the following formula: rate/(1-rate). Example: 20% Total Costs rate = 0.2/(1-0.2) = 0.25 or 25% of all direct costs. Again, a comparison must be made with the MTDC method to ensure that we are not charging more than our federally negotiated rate.

On- or Off-Campus Definitions

The Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station rate is applied to research projects where most of the project work is to be performed in any of the following locations: 

  • Aberdeen R&E Center
  • Caine Veterinary Teaching Center (Caldwell)
  • Kimberly R&E Center
  • Sandpoint R&E Center
  • Southwest Idaho R&E Center (Caldwell)
  • Southwest Idaho R&E Center (Parma)
  • Tetonia R&E Center (Newdale)
  • Twin Falls R&E Center
  • U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (Dubois)
  • Taylor Wilderness Research Station (Taylor Ranch)
  • McCall Field Campus

A project is considered off-campus if two-thirds or more of it is performed off-campus. Off-campus activities are defined as being conducted at locations other than university owned, leased or operated facilities, and indirect costs associated with physical plant and library are not considered applicable to the project. Projects will not be subject to more than one indirect cost rate. If the project is determined to be off-campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project.

Project Type Definitions

Research is the studious and critical inquiry and examination aimed at the discovery and interpretation of new knowledge. Applies to all activities organized to produce research outcomes. Includes both externally supported projects and departmental research that is separately budgeted for research.

  • Basic Research — Research undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge without any particular application or use in mind. (Example: A researcher is studying the properties of molecules under various heat and cold conditions.)
  • Applied Research — Research conducted to gain the knowledge or understanding to meet a specific, recognized need. (Example: A researcher is investigating the properties of particular substances under various heat and cold conditions with the objective of finding longer-lasting components for highway pavement.)
  • Development — The systematic use of the knowledge or understanding gained from research directed toward the production of useful materials, devices, systems or methods, including the design and development of prototypes and processes. (Example: A researcher is working with state transportation officials to conduct tests of a newly developed highway pavement under various types of heat and cold conditions.)

Instruction involves teaching, giving instructions or commands, providing information. Applies to any sponsored project where the primary activities are included as part of the institution's instructional program. Includes all teaching and training activities whether for:

  • Credit courses
  • Noncredit courses
  • Academic instruction
  • Occupational and vocational instruction
  • Extension courses
  • Personal and family improvement instruction

Public outreach and service involve furnishing or supplying a benefit or service to the public or a specific segment of the public. Applies to sponsored projects where the primary focus is to provide noninstructional services beneficial to individuals or groups external to the institution. Includes performance of work other than organized research and instruction such as:

  • Community service projects
  • Health service projects
  • Conferences and institutes
  • Reference bureaus
  • Radio and television productions, etc.

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 209
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Email:
IACUC@uidaho.edu
IBC@uidaho.edu
IRB@uidaho.edu
ored-export@uidaho.edu
rcr@uidaho.edu
uifcoi@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6162

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-5752

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 414
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4551

Email: OTT@uidaho.edu

Web: OTT Website

Map