December 11, 2023
Great research-intensive universities have strong centrally administered Centers, Institutes, Museums and Service centers (CIMS), which include campus-wide CIMS, that serve to invite and coalesce faculty, staff and students from across the university to address research topics or themes of profound societal importance and/or provide state-of-the-art equipment, technical services and other essential support. IU's centrally administered CIMS are a conduit for the university to address grand challenges and provide solutions and innovations to an extent not possible in their absence.
The purpose of this allocation formula is to establish the Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) model for CIMS reporting to IU Research. The model provides a standardized approach to ICR distribution that will be clear, uniform and easy to execute and scale. This allocation formula applies only to centrally administered CIMS reporting to IU Research and not to such entities embedded in schools. The model is intended to be highly entrepreneurial to catalyze more and larger interdisciplinary grants and contracts, and/or highly valued infrastructure or services that can advance the research mission of IU and progress toward the IU 2023 Strategic Plan.