RCUH Policies and Procedures
of the University of Hawai‘i
1.400 Direct Projects
Direct Projects are non-University of Hawai‘i (UH) Projects for which RCUH enters into a contract/agreement either to provide administrative services for a government department/agency or private entity or to function as the direct recipient of a sponsored award.
- Types of Direct Projects
- State of Hawai‘i Department/Agency
Projects with the State of Hawai‘i are governed by a Master Agreement between the State of Hawai‘i and RCUH. The Master Agreement defines the responsibilities of each party and requires that a Project Agreement be executed for each individual project. Refer to Policy 1.410 Direct Projects – State Department.
- Non-State Entity
RCUH may enter into agreements with non-State entities to provide administrative services to projects that are within the mission scope of RCUH, serve a public purpose, and are beneficial to the State of Hawai‘i. The need for RCUH services must be justified. RCUH is a public entity and should not provide services that can be efficiently provided by the private sector. Refer to Policy 1.420 Direct Projects – Non-State Entity.
- Direct Projects with UH Faculty as Principal Investigator
On occasions when the University of Hawai‘i (UH) is not able to accept a sponsored award, UH may request that RCUH submit the proposal and accept an award directly from the sponsor with a UH faculty member as Principal Investigator (PI). Refer to Policy 1.430 Direct Projects – UH faculty as PI.
RCUH shall not accept a request to establish a direct project without the prior written UH approvals as stated in memo from UH vice president for Research dated March 11, 2008. Refer to UH Administrative Procedure (AP) 12.203 Service Orders to RCUH.
RCUH indirect cost will be assessed to projects in accordance with established rates. Refer to Policy 4.610 Indirect Cost Rates for applicable rate.
- Relevant Documents
Policy 1.410 Direct Projects – State Department
Policy 1.420 Direct Projects – Non-State Entity
Policy 1.430 Direct Projects – UH faculty as PI
Policy 4.610 Indirect Cost Rates
State of Hawai‘i/RCUH Master Agreement
State of Hawai’i/RCUH Master Agreement Amendment
UH AP 12.203 Service Orders to RCUH
Date Revised: 05/10/2018