Research Administration Policy and Compliance (RAPC)

RAPC develops administrative policy for extramural research in conjunction with the Dean of Research Office and Office of Sponsored Research, interprets federal policy, manages federal and non-federal audits of sponsored activities, and manages recharge activities. RAPC supports and develops systems that aid financial compliance.  RAPC manages the University burdening process and addresses school and departmental research financial compliance questions.


Service Centers

Stanford has schools or departments which operate facilities or research lab as a self-sustaining “businesses” that provide on-going products or services in support of the University’s teaching and research functions. These service centers, which may support departments or the entire campus, provides cost savings via services / products to internal Stanford users and on a very limited basis will provide services / products to users external to Stanford. Service Centers must recover their operational costs annually through rate(s) to users based on an approved budget & approved rate(s).

A list of the current service centers and their contacts, plus the list of corresponding RAPC/CMA analysts for any questions you might have is available on the web.

 view Service Center Policies


 view Service Center Appendices & Exhibits



615 Crothers Way Encina Commons, MC 6025
Stanford, CA 94305-6025
United States


Service Centers
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