ERIC Number: ED456713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Indirect Costs of University Research: Background Information.
Voet, Tony Vander
This paper is intended to provide a solid base of information about the treatment of indirect university research costs in various jurisdictions and to highlight some of the factors that have contributed to increased interest in the issues surrounding the funding of indirect costs of research. University research in Ontario has continued to evolve toward science based "resource intensive" research. The Research Overheads/Infrastructure Envelope established in 1987 is not sufficient for current needs, and it does not reflect standard indirect cost rates. The new Ontario Research Performance Fund will enhance provincial support for university research, but it will not alleviate the full indirect cost pressure associated with growing research sponsorship. The need to provide additional resources is pressing, and it is occurring at a time when large-scale faculty renewal is being planned and when a major increase in student demand is anticipated. An appendix compares research overhead rates at various Ontario universities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada