Frequently Asked Questions


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   What is the distinction between the Augusta University (Augusta University) and the Augusta University Research Institute (AURI)? How do I know which organization should be listed as the applicant when I submit proposals?

Augusta University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia. AURI is a separately incorporated not for profit 501c(3) organization established in 1980 to support the missions of Augusta University.  As a general rule, proposals should list AURI as the applicant organization unless the sponsor requires that the applicant organization be an academic institution.  In those cases, Augusta University should be listed as the applicant organization. Please note that for either organization, the email contact in proposals should be listed as ogc@augusta.edu; this will assure that communications from sponsors are responded to in a timely manner even if the individual normally responsible in the Division of Sponsored Program Administration is not available.  If you are not sure or need additional clarification, please contact your Grant and Contract Officer.

Institutional Identifiers:

   What is our DUNS number?

AURI: 96-666-8691; Augusta University: 80-959-3387

   What is AURI's Entity Identification Number, IRS Employer Identification Number (Tax ID) and Organization Type?

AURI's Entity Identification Number: 1-58-1418202-A1
IRS Employer Identification Number (Tax ID): 58-1418202
Organization Type: Private -- Non-Profit

   What is Augusta University's Entity Identification Number, IRS Employer identification Number (Tax ID) and Organization Type?

Augusta University's Entity Identification Number: 1-58-6002053-A1
IRS Employer Identification Number (Tax ID): 58-6002053
Organization Type: Public -- State

   What is Augusta University's NIH Institutional Profile Number?

676605

   What is Augusta University's Congressional District?

GA-012

   What is our Animal Assurance Number?

AAAAC Accreditation: Valid through 2017

USDA No. 57-R-0002

OLAW Assurance:  Both remain valid through August 31, 2019

  • A3307-01(legacy number )
  • D16-00197 (effective since 8/28/2015)
   What is our Institutional Human Subjects Assurance of Compliance number?

FWA00019721 - Augusta University

FWA00002245 - Augusta University Research Institute, Inc.

HHS/FWA:  https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/register-irbs-and-obtain-fwas/fwas/fwa-protection-of-human-subjecct/index.html 

   What is our institution's Radioactive License number?

GA 7-1

   What address should grant and contract checks be mailed to?

Augusta University Research Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 945552
Atlanta, GA 30394-5552

   What is the date of our DHHS agreement for our Federally negotiated Facilities and Administrative cost rate?

December 16, 2013

   What percent of Salary and Wages do we use when calculating Fringe Benefits for proposals?

34%

   What is our current Federally negotiated F&A cost rate?

Federal Research Rate on Campus (Predetermined)

  • FY17 52%

This rate is applied to Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC: Total Direct Costs less permanent equipment, tuition, alterations and renovations, rent, patient care and that portion of subgrants/subcontracts above $25,000). Equipment is defined as individual items costing over $5,000 with a useful life of greater than one year.

   What is the Facilities and Administrative Cost rate for Federal Training Grants?
  NIH Institutional Training Grant NIH Individual Training Grant HRSA & All Other Training Grants
F&A Rate 8%  Not subject to F&A 8% of MTDC
All Others: See Sponsor's Guidelines
   What is the current Facilities and Administrative Cost rate for Industry-Sponsored clinical study projects?

25% of total direct costs

   What if a sponsor does not pay full F&A rates, or will not allow F&A costs at all?

Please contact your Grant and Contract Officer to discuss this issue. If the sponsor's F&A policy to not pay F&A is documented, that policy will be accepted and the investigator will not be penalized.

Contact Information

   Where can I obtain the Animal Use and Procedure Forms and information about Augusta University's Committee on Animal Care and Use (IACUC)?

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee:  http://www.augusta.edu/research/iacuc/

Division of Laboratory Animal Services:  http://www.augusta.edu/research/animal/  

   Where can I obtain the Human Assurance Forms and information about the HAC?

Institutional Review Board:  http://www.augusta.edu/research/irboffice/ 

   Where do I obtain policies related to sponsored programs?

On the Tools for Researchers webpage.

   Who should I contact to help me with my application?

For contact information on the Pre-Award Staff.

   Who should I contact to help me with information about my account after the project has been funded?

For contact information about the Post Award Staff.

   Who do I contact for information about the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)?
   Who do I contact for information about the Institutional Chemical Committee(ICC)?
   Who do I contact for information about Radiation Safety/Radiation Safety Committee?