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Fabricated Equipment

What is Fabricated Equipment?

Fabricated equipment is defined as an item of equipment that is built or assembled from individual parts by a PI and/or other sponsored project personnel, an internal shop, or an external shop.


Fabricated equipment should be identified prior to the acquisition of parts or services related to the fabrication. This identification can be made, initially, in the sponsored project proposal budget or, later, using an OSR-2 form. In addition to identifying the fabrication in the proposal budget or OSR-2 form, the Fabricated Equipment Form and the Fabricated Equipment Questionnaire must be completed to provide specific information necessary to ensure that the circumstances constitute a fabrication and later to track the fabricated item.

View the Fabricated Equipment Procedures for more detailed information on the roles of Accounting Serivces, Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Projects, and the Office of Sponsored Research

Fabricated Equipment Questionnaire

Complete the Fabricated Equipment Questionnaire before you complete the fabricated equipment form to help ensure the proper classification of equipment.

Fabricated Equipment Form

Complete the Fabricated Equipment Form. To view a sample of a completed fabricated equipment form, reference "sample Fabricated Equipment Form."

Submit Forms

Submit the completed Fabricated Equipment Form, the Fabricated Equipment Questionnaire and the OSR-2 Form to OSR by: e-mail to the appropriate Grant and Contract Officer (GCO finder: http://www.northwestern.edu/orsp/RA.html), fax: 847-491-4800 (EV) or 312-503-2234 (CH), or mail to: Office of Sponsored Research, 2-502 Crown (EV) or 517 Abbott (CH).