If the stipulations of the third party grant/contract allow it, especially with private sponsors, overhead expenses must be included in the cost estimate for a research project in order to financially compensate the infrastructure service claims of the university (room and equipment usage, electricity, heating, water, administrative tasks, etc.). This is possible with EU projects (overhead) and must always be calculated, also with DGF and BMBF-projects. Starting July 1st, 2011, projects that have to be classified as contract research or services must be calculated with full costs.
- The cost model in the EU projects radically changed with the start of the 7th Research Framework Program. Please contact the Research Office early enough in order to calculate your EU project. Here you can find initial useful information for calculating costs.
- By way of planing and calculating other projects please contact the Research Office early enough.