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The basic considerations for determining the allowability of costs are:
  1. Costs must be reasonable. This is defined as the action a prudent person would have taken under the circumstances.
  2. Costs must be allocable to sponsored agreements under the principles and methods described in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards issued by the Office of Management and Budget (Uniform Guidance). Costs are incurred to benefit the specific sponsored project and able to be assigned to the project with a high degree of accuracy.
  3. Costs must be given consistent treatment through the application of generally accepted accounting principles appropriate to the circumstances. Similar costs are normally treated as either Direct or Indirect across the University.

Federal regulations identify specific categories of costs that cannot be charged, directly or indirectly, to federally sponsored agreements.

The following list covers costs specifically designated as allowable or unallowable in the Uniform Guidance. This is a quick reference guide and PIs should consult with ORSP about the allowability of costs.  

CFR

Item of Cost

Allowable

Unallowable

§200.421

Advertising and public relations.

X*

 

§200.422

Advisory councils.

 

X

§200.423

Alcoholic beverages.

 

X

§200.424

Alumni/ae activities.

 

X

§200.425

Audit services.

X**

 

§200.426

Bad debts.

 

X

§200.427

Bonding costs.

X

 

§200.428

Collections of improper payments.

X

 

§200.429

Commencement and convocation costs.

 

X

§200.430

Compensation—personal services.

X

 

§200.431

Compensation—fringe benefits.

X

 

§200.432

Conferences.

X

 

§200.433

Contingency provisions.

 

X

§200.434

Contributions and donations.

 

X

§200.435

Defense and prosecution of criminal and civil proceedings, claims, appeals and patent infringements.

 

X

§200.436

Depreciation.

X*

 

§200.437

Employee health and welfare costs.

X

 

§200.438

Entertainment costs.

 

X

§200.439

Equipment and other capital expenditures.

X**

 

§200.440

Exchange rates.

X*

 

§200.441

Fines, penalties, damages and other settlements.

 

X

§200.442

Fund raising and investment management costs.

 

X

§200.443

Gains and losses on disposition of depreciable assets.

X*

 

§200.444

General costs of government.

 

X

 

Gift Cards

X

§200.445

Goods or services for personal use.

 

X

§200.446

Idle facilities and idle capacity.

 

X

§200.447

Insurance and indemnification.

X*

 

§200.448

Intellectual property.

X*

 

§200.449

Interest.

X*

 

§200.450

Lobbying.

 

X

§200.451

Losses on other awards or contracts.

 

X

§200.452

Maintenance and repair costs.

X

 

§200.453

Materials and supplies costs, including costs of computing devices.

X*

 

§200.454

Memberships, subscriptions, and professional activity costs.

X*

 

§200.455

Organization costs.

 

X

§200.456

Participant support costs.

X

 

§200.457

Plant and security costs.

X

 

§200.458

Pre-award costs.

X**

 

§200.459

Professional service costs.

X*

 

§200.460

Proposal costs.

X

 

§200.461

Publication and printing costs.

X**

 

§200.462

Rearrangement and reconversion costs.

X

 

§200.463

Recruiting costs.

X*

 

§200.464

Relocation costs of employees.

X*

 

§200.465

Rental costs of real property and equipment.

X*

 

§200.466

Scholarships and student aid costs.

X

 

§200.467

Selling and marketing costs.

X***

 

§200.468

Specialized service facilities.

X

 

§200.469

Student activity costs.

 

X

§200.470

Taxes (including Value Added Tax).

X*

 

§200.471

Termination costs.

X*

 

§200.472

Training and education costs.

X

 

§200.473

Transportation costs.

X

 

§200.474

Travel costs.

X

 

§200.475

Trustees.

X*

 

* - Allowable under limited Circumstances 
** - Allowable only with prior permission from the grantor 
*** - Allowable only as a direct cost with permission from the grantor

 

FFATA Reporting Guidance

Click here for the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Report System

Hospitality Policy (CSUEB Accounts Payable)

Some external sponsors limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution.  This policy provides guidance on the selection of proposals for submission.  

Limited Submission Policy

Click here to view the online PI manual

Research Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Regulations:

Research participant incentives are provided to the subjects of human research to motivate their participation.  IRB approval is required for the payment of participant incentives.  

Guidance for Providing Research Incentive Payments

Research Incentive Payment Request Form

Acknowledgement of Receipt Form

Research Incentive Payment Distribution Form PDF  Excel

Student Account Upload Template

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

Regulations:

Online Training:  Students and faculty can access CITI courses at CITI Program for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

There are 3 different online courses for the Responsible Conduct of Research:

  • Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1. (ID: 31479)
  • Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1. (ID: 31480)
  • Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1. (ID: 31481)

Please choose the course appropriate to your discipline/project. More information about online training courses can be found on the ORSP training website 

Sexual Assault and Harassment Procedures

Cal State East Bay is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment free from all forms of harassment and sexual misconduct. 

Resources:

Regulations:

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