Calculating payroll and indirect expenses for research institutes

Research institutes are to calculate payroll and indirect expenses together for the various groups of R&D personnel participating in the project.

The institutes are to report the specific hourly rates for the various groups of R&D personnel each year to the Research Council using the designated form (Norwegian only).

The institute is to use these hourly rates in all grant applications to the Research Council regardless of whether the institute is in charge of the project or is a partner in effective collaboration with the Project Owner (applicant institution).

For partners from the research institute sector in other countries, payroll and indirect expenses may be calculated in one of the following two ways:

  • using the respective institutions’ own budgeting models;
  • using the actual salary costs (including social security costs), with an added overhead of 25 per cent for indirect expenses.