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  • Cooperative Agreement

    A funding mechanism like a grant, except there is substantial programmatic involvement of the sponsor. 

  • Cost Accounting Standards

    CAS. Cost Accounting Standards. Specific rules promulgated by the federal government to achieve consistent accounting practices for sponsored projects. See 48 § CFR 9905.501, 9905.502, 9905.505, and 9905.506.

  • Cost Sharing

    Cost sharing is the financial support contributed by universities to sponsored projects. Compliance with federal cost accounting standards requires that cost-shared expenses be treated in a consistent and uniform manner in proposal preparation, award negotiation and the accounting of these expenses in the financial reports to both federal and non-federal sponsors.

    Cost sharing is subject to audit and is a condition of the award when included in a proposal or an award budget. It is most important, therefore, that any cost-sharing commitments be reflected in the project accounts once an award is received.

  • CSCAR (Center For Statistical Consultation and Research)

    Center For Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR). U-M unit that offers an integrated, comprehensive statistical consulting service, covering all aspects of a quantitative research project ranging from the initial study design through to the presentation of the final research conclusions. A service and research unit of the University of Michigan, administratively located in the Office of Research. Its staff provides statistical services to faculty, primary researchers, graduate students and staff of the University. See http://www.cscar.research.umich.edu.

  • Current and Pending Support (also Other Support)

    Current and pending support is a term generally used by all other federal sponsors and other types of funding entities to request the submission of information for key personnel's active and pending review or award research funding. This information is submitted at the time of proposal. The format varies by sponsor. NSF and other sponsors tend to call this "Current and Pending" Support. NIH tends to refer to it as "Other Support."

    • Current and Pending Template 1 (Blank) Download an Excel file to help you manage current and pending support for ongoing projects. The file you will download contains an Excel spreadsheet. This is the version that is clean and ready for fresh use. Please note: This won't work well on a Mac; you' need to use a PC to utilize the forms. It won't solve the world's problems, but it's a start!  This resource is provided by the RAAC Metrics Subcommittee. 
    • Current and Pending Template 2 (Sample version with Data) This Excel spreadsheet has some sample current and pending data in it so you can open it for examples of forms and/or to view output without having to enter data. Please note: This won't work well on a Mac; you' need to use a PC to utilize the forms. It won't solve the world's problems, but it's a start!  This resource is provided by the RAAC Metrics Subcommittee. 
  • Cyberinfrastructure

    A platform of technological and human support for advanced, integrated computation and information resources in the service of research and learning. The Office of Advanced Research Computing works to advance CI at U-M. See http://arc.research.umich.edu/.

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