Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

August 30, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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OSP announces update to university’s rate for facility and administrative cost reimbursement

The Office of Sponsored programs has announced an updated rate for facility and administrative (F&A) reimbursements on external grants.  F&A, also called indirect costs, are reimbursements for university expenditures that cannot be allocated to a specific research project.

The new rates are 38.5% for on-campus projects and 15.6% for off-campus projects. These rates apply to all future proposals and all proposals which have not yet been submitted to the sponsor.

Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 710-3817 with any questions.

August 9, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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NIH updates grant and contract guidelines for animal research

The National Institutes of Health have revised their grant and contract submission requirements based on the 2013 update to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s guidelines for the euthanasia of research animals.

Beginning September 1, 2013, the Vertebrate Animal Section of NIH grant and contract proposals must describe any method of euthanasia to be used and the reasons for its selection, and to state whether the method proposed is consistent with the 2013 AVMA guidelines. If the proposed method is not consistent with the AVMA guidelines, a scientific justification must be included.

Click here to read the NIH notice, or click here to read the updated AVMA euthanasia guidelines. Contact Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, IACUC chair, with any questions.