The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) is pleased to inform the campus that Electronic Submission of research protocols for UIC IRB review will soon be a reality. The OVCR IT Team, as part of the Start myResearch project, has been working on a system enabling Investigators to finally go paperless. OPRS Live will soon be available to the campus. OPRS will provide additional information on the exact roll out dates when they become available.
The Office of Research Services (ORS) is providing the following written procedure in order to streamline the process of the submission of proposals with less than full F&A.
UIC applies the full negotiated Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A, or indirect cost) to all externally-sponsored projects. Note: The rate for industry-sponsored clinical trials is currently 25% of total direct costs.
To: University of Illinois at Chicago Research Community
From: Beth Seaton, Director of Sponsored Projects
Subject: Budgeting Equipment on Sponsored Projects – Effective May 1, 2015
The University defines capital equipment as items with a unit value of $5000 or more and having a useful life of over one year, which is consistent with Federal and State equipment definitions and regulations. However, the practice of UIC has been to categorize anything costing $500 or more as equipment for the purpose of proposal budgets to external agencies.
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