a. How do the core facilities set charges for users – particularly for use on federally funded projects?
The costs of services provided by highly complex or specialized facilities operated by the MUG are allowable provided they are budgeted and accounted for in accord with applicable Federal Cost Principles and the charges for these services take into account any income or other applicable credits.
b. What are the considerations for determining appropriate charges?
Rates must be based on actual usage of the services.
*) An aggregated cost for a service is the sum of the direct cost for the service and any allocable share of the F&A costs used when the service is performed.
c. What are typical allowable costs for determining rates?
Typical allowable direct costs may include:
*) According to the Rektoratsbeschluss from 17th of August 2011 only the immediate costs are charged in case of federally funded grants.
d. How should Core Facilities recover F&A Costs from Users?
The aggregate costs of services at a Core Facility include both direct costs and appropriate F&A costs. Currently, the MUG supports its principal investigators (PIs awarded with federally funded projects) using cores with respect to the F&A costs. For other projects (non-federally funded projects, or contract research projects) the appropriate F&A costs should be allocated as part of the cost of using the facility.