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Codes and Numbers

 Federal EIN (Entity ID - Tax #)157-6000-722-A2
 Non-Federal EIN (Corporate, Foundation, etc)57-6000722
 DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System)183710748
 CAGE (Commercial Governmental Entity)02LK0
 NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)611310
 FICE (Federal Interagency Committee on Education)003438
 CMS NPI (Center for Medicare & Medicaid National Provider Identifer)1073605879
 NIH Institutional Profile Number


 Human Research Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)00001888 (expires 8/25/2016)
 Animal Research Multiple Project Assurance (MPA)MUSC - A 3428-01 (expires 4/30/2016)
VAMC - A3137-01
 MUSC Congressional DistrictSC-006 ***This changed January 2013
 MUSC Organization TypePublic - State
 NIH Stem Cell Codes
 AAALAC Accreditation StatusFull
 AAALAC Accreditation Date1987
 Last AAALAC Site Visit06/28/2011


Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates
(DHHS rate agreement dated 6/26/2014)
Cognizant Agency: DHHS
Point of Contact (POC): Darryl Mayes
POC Phone: 202-401-2808


7/1/2012 - 49% MTDC*
7/1/2013 - 49.5% MTDC*

Non-Federal Clinical

25% TDC
30% TDC - effective 7/1/2013
Off Campus Research26% MTDC


40% MTDC

Other Sponsored Activities

34 % MTDC

*MTDC - Modified Total Direct Costs are costs which exclude equipment, alterations and renovations, student aid, patient care costs, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships, and the portion of a sub-grant or sub-contract in excess of $25,000.

#Other Sponsored Activities - programs and projects which involve the performance or work other than instruction and research. Examples include health or community service projects.

View full  F&A fringe benefit rate agreement

Fringe Benefits

Composite Rates (includes insurance)For FY2015
Employment TypeNegotiated RateApplicable to Employment Types

9-Month Faculty
Unclassified Non-Faculty
Classified, Research

Post Docs30.3%


Temporary Faculty, Temporary Non-Faculty22.7%Temporary Faculty
Temporary Non-Faculty

Ph.D. Students
Research Grant Employees- No Benefits

NIH Salary Cap

Effective January 12, 2014 $181,500

MUSC Facilities and Cores (rates and information)

Center for Biomedical Imaging

Assurances and Certifications


Debarment and Suspension



Drug-Free Workplace




NO (usually but not always)


Delinquent Federal Debt



Research Misconduct Annual Report



DHHS F & A Cost Rate Agreement

YES Agreement dated 6/26/2014


Civil Rights Assurance (HHS form 690)

FILED 10/24/08


Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (HHS form 690)

FILED 10/24/08


Sex Discrimination Assurance



Age Discrimination Assurance (HHS form 690)

FILED 10/24/08


Assurance of Compliance w/ Title IX (HHS form 690)

FILED 10/24/08

 Data System Compliance - 21 CFR 11January 2008 memo



 Official Signing for MUSC:

R. David Azbill, Asst. Director
Research & Sponsored Programs
19 Hagood Ave. Suite 606
MSC 808
Charleston, SC 29403-5120
Phone: (843) 792-3838
Fax: (843) 792-6447

 Official Signing for Corporate Agreements:

Cynthia L. Brown, Program Manager
Research & Sponsored Programs
19 Hagood Ave. Suite 606
MSC 808
Charleston, SC 29403-5120
Phone: (843) 792-7191
Fax: (843) 792-3061

 Official to be notified if an award is made:
  R. Darren McCants, Director
Research & Sponsored Programs
19 Hagood Ave. Suite 606
MSC 808
Charleston, SC 29403-5120
Phone: (843) 792-3838
Fax: (843) 792-6447

Required Institutional Approvals

Individual and Departmental

The Proposal Data Sheet (also known as the "Blue Sheet") contains information required for institutional approval to perform the work proposed in the research contract or grant application. This information is used for reporting to the University, the Board of Trustees and the General Public. This form web based and must be completed on-line from  Signatures/Approvals are used as follows:

Principal Investigator
Prinicipal Investigator's Department Chair or Division Head

If proposal is being managed by a department or unit other the the PI's home department:
Managing Unit Chair or Director

If co-investigators or anyone listed on the budget are in a different department from the PI:
Department Chair or Division Head


Application, proposal data sheet & associated formsInstitutional Signatures

606 Harborview Tower
604 Harborview Tower
(Corporate only)

Human research review protocolsIRB approval601 Harborview Tower
Animal research review protocolsIACUC approval601 Harborview Tower

Use of microorganisms, rDNA,
and/or biotoxins

IBC approval601 Harborview Tower
Invention disclosure formsIntellectual property rights909 Harborview Tower
Material Transfer AgreementsInstitutional Signatures604 Harborview Tower