[Cytometry] FW: new s10 FAQ

Lopez, Peter Peter.Lopez at med.nyu.edu
Wed Feb 12 12:10:27 EST 2014


The following is important for those of us in the US who utilize the S10 funding mechanism for obtaining instrumentation in cores. There has been a lot of discussion on the ABRF CAN-CC regarding this recent  NIH S10 FAQ:

Q: In order to reduce user costs for the shared equipment, can an awardee allow a for-profit company or billable clinical arrangement have any use of the instrument?
A: No. The instrument is awarded exclusively for use in biomedical research by NIH-supported investigators and cannot be used at any time by any profit-making arrangement even if such funds would reduce costs to NIH investigators. The institution is required to commit to the functioning of the instrument for several years and is responsible for the financial plan described in the application.

ABRF raised concerns about this restriction to the NIH, and here is the response from  Abraham Levy at NIH:
1)      The policy remains the same, the FOA allow up to 25% use of the instrument for non-NIH supported like NSF and other research entities.   We will work on clarifying this point in the FAQ.
2)      Yes, there is an exclusion of the for profit and use  for clinical (billable) care
3)      NIH SBIR is allowed and can be counted as part of the required 75% use of the instrument by  NIH supported research activity.


Peter Lopez
Research Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, NYULMC Core Cytometry Facility, Office of Collaborative Science
212.263.0635 (office)

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