We are very excited to announce the launch of a new initiative designed to provide information on special topics in research administration. Over the next few months we will publish a series of articles on Uniform Guidance. These articles will provide insight from our colleagues and subject matter experts on the measures taken to prepare for implementing the new policies, how this will change our daily operations, and what this means overall for research administration. Individual articles will include tips on how to facilitate the process, support our faculty, and promote awareness across our campuses. Read more.
Managers need a way to distribute staff workload in a way that is both fair and effective. The challenge is how to assess the work required for different types of proposals and awards. Some transactions zip right through while other transactions seem to take forever and an incredible amount of work. Yet, both are counted as one transaction. The University of Akron’s Research Administration Difficulty and Ranking System (RADARS) provides a quantifiable method for achieving workload equity. Read more.
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Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides a scholarly forum for information and critical analysis of research administration topics to help our members meet their challenges in developing the research enterprise while assuring compliance with a myriad of agencies. This issue reflects the theme of the “inorms” meeting held April 10 – 13, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. The International Network of Research Management Societies (...Read more.