Federal agencies fund university-based research and innovation in order to positively impact the general public. In order to increase the likelihood that innovative ideas will make it into the public realm, federal agencies have made universities responsible for registering patents, commercialize ideas, and make them available to the private sector and the public at large.
This process may cost a university tens of thousands of dollars. PSU, like other institutions, is establishing policies and procedures to support, advance, and protect faculty work and intellectual property. While some aspects of PSU policies and procedures are being actively discussed on campus, the federal government requires us to use the following form for federally funded initiatives.
For more information, please see ‘The Bayh-Dole Act’
For more information about PSU’s IP policy and to download the IP forms, please see The Office of Research & Engagements page on Intellectual Asset Management
Indirect costs are funds collected by the university from grants and contracts to recover costs associated with operation and management that are not directly charged to the outside agency. The university negotiates an indirect rate with the federal government that is currently 60% of all salaries and wages. Some grants and contracts will not allow the full IDC rate to be used; however, the policy of the institution is to maximize the amount of IDC recovered. These recoveries help fund the true costs of conducting externally-funded programs, including physical costs such as space, equipment and utilities, as well as services required such as administrative support and the operation of the Office of Sponsored Programs, which helps prepare and submit all grants and contracts and provides much of the accounting support and management oversight once grant funding has been received.
The purpose of the Plymouth State University Faculty Handbook is to provide faculty members with general information regarding the University’s policies and procedures and to serve as a reference to other sources of information where appropriate. Every effort is made to be thorough and accurate; however the Handbook does not attempt to cover every office in the University or every rule, regulation, or policy – only those frequently encountered by faculty.
Each institution which receives or applies for a PHS research, research-training, or research-related grant or cooperative agreement must have established an administrative policy for responding to allegations of research misconduct that complies with the PHS regulation (42 CFR Part 93) and certify that it will comply with that policy.
USNH Online Policy Manual:
This On-Line Policy Manual contains policies adopted by the University System Board of Trustees, the Presidents’ Council (also known as Administrative Board), the Chancellor’s office (also known as the University System Administration), and each of the USNH institutions. USNH Online Policy Manual