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What are indirect costs/overhead on research?

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Indirect costs (overhead) are expenses incurred in the conduct of research that are not directly attributed to a specific research effort but are still a valid cost of doing research.  Examples of indirect costs include:  central research and financial services, certification offices, heat, light and hydro, libraries and computer services, etc.