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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Reduced Indirect Cost Rates at Ten Large Research Universities," (A-09-91-04018)

January 28, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (287 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report points out that it is a common practice for universities to enter into sponsored agreements with private industry and foreign governments at reduced indirect cost rates. The ten universities in our review were forgoing about $46 million in revenues per year because of this practice. However, the Federal Government did not subsidize the research of foreign government and industry sponsors at these universities.