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Research costs for RECs established

Following up on previous messages, the Rate and Recharge Committee and Associate Vice President Tu Tran have approved the full-costed rates for each of the nine Research and Extension Centers (RECs). This represents a major accomplishment given the change this year to a ‘line of service' approach to establishing research costs at each REC. The staff and director at each REC are to be commended for their effort, along with Deb Driskill, Han Pham and Jennifer Bungee.

Each REC director now has information regarding the amount of funds they have available for FY18-19 to fund down projects. The REC directors are working with Deb Driskill and the appropriate REC business officer to determine the researcher cost for each line of service. Full cost rates will be posted for each REC. Project investigators who have requested to conduct projects at a REC will be notified of the researcher cost for their project. It is intended that this information is available and shared by each REC director in the next couple of weeks.

We appreciate your patience while each REC works through this process. The overarching goal is to support research to the greatest extent possible with funds available. Furthermore, it remains the goal to be able to provide researchers who are applying for multi-year grants, the cost for the duration of the grant submission. This represents a change from past practice and one of the primary goals of the transition to a new way of costing research.

Sincerely,

Glenda Humiston, vice president

Wendy Powers, associate vice president

Tu Tran, associate vice president, Business Operations

Jeff Dahlberg, director, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Jairo Diaz, director, Desert Research and Extension Center

Jose Fernandez De Soto, director, Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Beth Grafton-Cardwell, director, Lindcove Research and Extension Center

Darren Haver, director, South Coast Research and Extension Center

Bob Hutmacher, director, West Side Research and Extension Center

Jeremy James, director, Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Kim Rodrigues, director, Hopland Research and Extension Center

Rob Wilson, director, Intermountain Research and Extension Center

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Comments:

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Re: The last sentence in paragraph two: "It is intended that this information is available and shared by each REC director in the next couple of weeks."  
May I assume that a director does not have ANR- or director-specified limits to whom the "sharing" refers to? Charles Raguse

Posted by Charles A Raguse on May 3, 2018 at 2:37 PM

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Given that the dinosarian Research Advisory Committees (Once free-standing with useful contributions to decision making) have been removed, it appears that REC administration resides in just two offices: The REC Director and ANR "Central". (Makes it easier to just "cut a deal", huh?) Charles Raguse

Posted by Charles A Raguse on May 3, 2018 at 3:03 PM

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Hi Charlie, The reduced rates are project-specific and shared with individual PIs. The full rates will be posted on the REC websites for everyone to see.

Reply by Pamela Kan-Rice on May 3, 2018 at 3:13 PM

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The system wouldn't let me reply. Trying again. The Research Advisory Committee still approves projects. The Rate and Recharge Committee approves the full cost rates.

Reply by Pamela Kan-Rice on May 8, 2018 at 6:18 PM

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