ERIC Number: ED124029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Indirect Costs of Academic Research.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Policy implications of the indirect costs of academic research were studied as part of a federally-supported project called "Studies of the Impacts of Federal Health-Related Research Expenditures upon Institutions of Higher Education." Since proposals for substantial changes in federal regulations governing reimbursements for the indirect costs of academic research have recently appeared, the status of these developments is reviewed. Particular attention is given to the communications between representatives of universities and their associations and representatives of the Executive Branch and the Congress for the purpose of achieving agreement on procedures for resolving the issues raised. Digests of material from Raymond J. Woodrow's monograph entitled "Indirect Costs in Universities" and other sources are presented that relate to policy implications. The discussion is organized under six headings: (1) the determination of indirect cost rates; (2) policy limitations upon the recovery of costs of research; (3) rising trends in indirect costs; (4) indirect-cost problems arising within academic research institutions; (5) recent proposals for revisions of federal indirect-cost regulations; and (6) general conclusions. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.