On June 28 a White House Interagency Working Group on Research Business Models issued a Request for Information (RFI) on ways to improve the OMB Circular A-21 and reduce the "administrative burden or costs" for federal grants and contracts to educational institutions.
The notice, issued through NIH, is seeking comments from universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, and the general public on topics such as indirect cost caps, recovery of direct costs, definition of research equipment, and the "rationalization between agencies of regulations and reporting requirements (e.g. deemed exports, Institutional Review Boards, visas ...)." Comments are due July 28.
- White House Interagency Working Group on Research Business Models: Request for Information
- OMB Circular A-21
- NIH: Request for Information (RFI): Input on Reduction of Cost and Burden Associated with Federal Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)