Jan. 1: New F&A rates for non-clinical, industry-sponsored research

OHSU’s Facilities and Administrative rate for industry-sponsored research agreements will increase by 3%, effective January 1, 2017. The new rate will not apply to industry-sponsored clinical trials, federal awards such as SBIR/STTR awards, or ONPRC industry-sponsored agreements, but it will apply to all other industry-sponsored agreements entered into by Technology Transfer and Business Development on or after January 1, 2017. All currently funded projects will remain fixed at their awarded rate unless additional funding is added after January 1, 2017.

Beginning immediately, you should use the new rates to prepare proposal budgets for projects starting on or after January 1. Please contact your department administrator for questions with developing budgets using the new rates.

This is the first F&A rate increase for non-clinical industry-sponsored research agreements at OHSU since 2010. The change brings OHSU’s rate close to the average rate of the top 50 NIH grant recipients. The rate for externally sponsored research at OHSU will increase to 57% and other sponsored activity will increase to 35%. Rates for clinical projects will not change.

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  1. Will OHSU be requesting an increase to their federally approved F&A rate for DHHS awards?

  2. The federal F&A rate is a completely separate process. We are in the process of negotiating that rate.

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