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Direct and indirect costs in FP7 ?


My question is in relation to direct and indirect cost in FP7. If we allocate some of the time of the Director of the Research Centre, where do we allocate this cost? As direct costs or personnel costs?


Here it depends if the Director receives a salary or not. If the Director does not receive any salary the Marie Curie rates can possibly be taken. Otherwise there has to be made the distinction if his salary is completely in the overhead costs (indirect costs). If so and he wants to get reimbursed hours in the project, these hours have to be taken out of the indirect costs and booked under the direct costs – only then these costs can be reimbursed under personnel costs. I just add here that a complete time recording for the Director is needed too.