Community Service IDC Rate Diane Austin 18 Jun 1998 08:44 EST

This question is for anyone who has experience with community service rates.  Our organization recently received an indirect cost rate for our Community Service (CS) activities.  We requested this rate in response to a grant that we received which required us, by law, to have a federally approved CS indirect cost rate (ICR) in order to recover any of our indirect costs.  Now, as should have been expected, our researchers want to automatically use this lower ICR if their proposal has even a hint of a CS component.  If anyone participates in community service activities and/or has a CS ICR, we are very interested in knowing how you determine when this rate is applied.  What is your definition of a community service activity as opposed to a research activity.  Many of our grants have components of both research and community service activities.

Diane Austin, CRA
Mgr., Research Review/Reg. Affairs
Marshfield Clinic
Division of Research
1000 N. Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone:  715-387-9134
Fax:  715-389-3131