Service Center Administration provides guidance and information concerning compliance with federal regulations and University policies and procedures as they pertain to service center operations. We provide oversight and review of the financial aspects of service centers, analyze and approve the rates charged to users for their services, and provide guidance for financial aspects of cores. This office also evaluates proposals for new service centers in conjunction with the Associate Provost for Research on Charles River Campus and the Deans for Research on the Medical Campus. We welcome your inquiries, questions, and comments.
Whether you want to find out more about our work or have a specific Service Center Administration question, we’d like to hear from you.
The NIH has issued the document FAQs for Costing of NIH-Funded Core Facilities. This document does not change or promulgate policy, but is intended to clarify questions as they relate to core facilities that receive funding from National Institutes of Health and/or are used by investigators with NIH funding.
Please use the following documents provided by Service Center Administration:
- Business Plan Template
- Finance and Accounting Manual
- Service Center Calculations Template (3 Services)
- Service Center Calculations Template (10 Services)
- Service Center Calculations Instructions
- Service Center External Rate Reduction Request
You can also visit the Office of the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer website for quick descriptions of the areas covered by our parent department and links to the information you need.
Service Center Administration
25 Buick Street
2nd Floor, Suite 224
Boston, MA 02215
For directions to our office, click on the interactive Boston University Maps. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.