What can be considered as matching funds?

The following contributions of applying institutions can be considered as part of matching funds:

•    Actual financial contributions (real money)
•    Salaries for staff working for the platform (virtual money)
•    Costs for office and lab space used for the platform
•    Equipment acquired partially or fully by the institutions for the purpose of the platform (assume 3 to 5 years for amortization of equipment, distribute costs accordingly over several years, as is appropriate)
•    Costs for use and maintenance of equipment covered by the institutions
•    Consumables paid by the institutions
•    Travel expenses and conference costs funded by the institution
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