“Cost sharing” is defined as the portion of the total costs of a sponsored agreement paid by a respective A&M System member instead of the sponsor. Cost sharing represents a reallocation of system member resources to support externally sponsored research. Terms that may be used to describe cost sharing include “Matching Contributions,” “Third-Party Contributions,” and “In-Kind Contributions.” Cost sharing may originate either as a condition of the award or voluntarily from the system member or principal investigator. The SRS Cost Share Compliance Team monitors and tracks cost sharing transactions for the awards administered by SRS