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Recharge operations are highly regulated by federal guidelines; rates charged to federally funded investigators must be compliant with government costing principles.   The compliance office within OSR is responsible for interpretation of the federal Uniform Guidance for the UNC Chapel Hill community.


The rate review process can seem daunting your first time around. To help, ORT has provided some rate setting training modules:

Calculating Personnel Hours

Equipment Depreciation

Working with External Customers

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UNC Chapel Hill and NCSU is in place which allows for each institution’s recharge research service centers to offer ‘internal’ rates to each other. The agreement waives the F&A rate which is normally added to the price for any external user.
    Please contact the Office of Research Technologies for more information.