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Develop a Budget

Find resources for developing a study budget.

University of Minnesota costs and rates

Facilities and administration (F&A) costs
Document from the University's Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) describes the difference between direct costs and indirect costs.

Research forms and rates
This SPA webpage houses research forms, rates, and more.

Pre-award budgeting and contract negotiation
CTSI's Clinical Trials Financial Services team supports clinical trials by providing staff skilled in understanding and negotiating budgets, as well as providing financial management and oversight of clinical trials.

Compensation Options for Community Partners 
A guide for University faculty and staff seeking options for community partner compensation. 

Research conducted using Fairview resources

OnCore, in conjunction with EPIC, is used as a communication tool between UMN researchers and Fairview, UMP, and IDS staff for pricing provider services and billing compliance purposes. Any study that is using Fairview, IDS, or UMP services must register their study with OnCore.

A study team will be expected to track the subjects, visits, and procedures for the study in a centrally-built calendar, as well as link research visits in EPIC. The Service providers then use this information to appropriately bill charges to either insurance or research.

The OnCore Study Entry service can save you time by entering studies or protocols into OnCore, ensuring required fields have been completed. 

In addition to being a billing compliance tool, OnCore can aid in the budget development process by providing researchers with pricing information for all Fairview Services, including:

  • All Fairview and UMP hospital or clinic services
  • Contracts for Professional Services with Fairview or UMP
  • Fairview Diagnostic Laboratories: Fairview's full-service laboratory
  • Investigational Drug Service: The central pharmacy for all investigational drugs dispensed within Fairview or the Academic Health Center (AHC)

OnCore also can be used to obtain pricing estimates in order to analyze the feasibility of future studies. 

Fairview Research Administration
The first point of contact for research occurring within Fairview Health Services.


For questions or to schedule a consultation:

CTSI Research Navigator