Grants and Contracts
Budget Justification SFCC Rent Network
The proposed project will be housed away from the main campus of the Research Institute, at 185 Berry Street in the China Basin area of San Francisco. Rental costs are included in the direct cost of all off-campus research projects.
Rent costs at the China Basin offices at 185 Berry Street are calculated based on the assignable square footage occupied by each person named in the grant, and are directly proportionate to the percentage of effort specified in the grant. Rent is calculated by multiplying monthly payroll activity by the assignable square footage occupied by personnel with office space at 185 Berry Street. The rent rate includes building lease costs as well as periodic facilities maintenance expenses, recharge support core personnel, and the cost of annual square footage expansions, where applicable. Please see following page for calculations.
Computer/Network Support Costs
The proposed project will be housed at an off-site location from the Research Institute, at 185 Berry Street in the China Basin area of San Francisco. The computer network at this location is supported and maintained separately from the main Medical Center/Research Institute network. This infrastructure is considered a direct cost, and part of the expense of running a state-of-the-art research facility at an off-campus location.
Because the offices at 185 Berry Street are staffed primarily by statisticians and scientific researchers, the work performed there is data-intensive and requires a sophisticated computer system that performs reliably and with a high level of security. This network is specifically designed to accommodate this type of research, which is comprised of large, collaborative data collection and analysis efforts involving investigators and clinical sites around the world. Computer staff manages all aspects of this network, which falls outside the purview of the Medical Center/Research Institute network supported by the indirect rate. The computer network staff provides ongoing maintenance of and upgrades to the network and email services, maintenance of a server co-location facility for disaster recovery, maintenance of and upgrades to a full-service remote computing and data storage systems, maintenance of redundant firewalls for network security, ordering of all computer supplies, and installation of hardware and software for all users. Full desktop support is provided by the computer staff at the end user level, and this support is available to all employees. At the structural level, the network staff continues to expand and upgrade the quality of cabling, servers and server software in order to maintain the high technical capacity for supporting the expanding research needs at this location.
Calculations for computer support services costs are on following page.