Hospitals and Universities utilize a variety of state-of the art facilities and services in the conduct of research. Typically these services are provided on a fee-for-service basis by discrete operating units within the institution that function similar to non-profit businesses. These operating units, which are referred to as core facilities, recharge centers, or service centers, recover costs through direct charges to users funded mainly from federal grants, and represent a significant compliance risk for our institutions.
This session will examine the regulatory elements governing service centers and will attempt to demystify the complexities of service center operation. The presenters will cover in-depth the rate development process, audit and compliance issues, and offer advice on “best practices” for service center operations and financial management. Examples of audit findings will be used to illustrate real life problems associated with service centers. This session will provide helpful information to everyone involved in research administration.
Patrick Fitzgerald Associate Dean for Research Administration Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Nuala McGowan Senior Manager for Compliance Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Natalie Nguyen Associate Director for Research Core Facilities Research Management, Partners Healthcare
POLICY Due to the commitment with the Boston Commons Hotel & Conference Center; Cancellations made within 3 business days before any RADG or Workshop, and no-shows are not eligible for