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Re: NIH Modular Grants revisited -Reply Kaars, Charles 17 Dec 1998 11:02 EST

 Wouldn't it make more sense to use a TDC base to recover indirect costs   associated with modular grants?  Each of our regional DHHS  DCA offices   have sufficient information in our indirect cost proposals to develop a   TDC rate which is equivalent to our MTDC rate.  So, why not have a TDC   rate to be applied to modular grants so that university grant   administration offices can also enjoy some benefit from the modular   grant?

 I will now retreat to my bunker to await your replies.

Charles Kaars
Assistant Vice President
Sponsored Programs Administration
State University of New York at Buffalo

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From: Research Administration Discuss [mailto:xxxxxx@HRINET.ORG]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 12:45 PM
Subject: NIH Modular Grants revisited -Reply

Hello. I read your comments and have a few questions. What were the
"rumors."? that are now included. Basically, the model to be used in the
next several years is very much like that used during the last 4 years on   a
limited basis. Our experience(NHLBI) is that reviewers DO NOT need the
budget detail, but they are used to it and up to this time have been on
some review groups that get it and others that do not. The new approach
will eliminate this confusion  for most reviewers. Most importantly, I   think
this is an opportunity for your group to consider your opening question.
There are so many things changing at the same time and one needs to
look at the whole process, not just Modular grant applications.

Ronald G. Geller, Ph.D.
Chairman, NIH Modular Grant Committee

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