2011 Annual Meeting
Threads are an important component in planning for successful meeting content for the explicit purpose of ensuring that the program educational content will be sufficient to meet the needs of meeting and members from the various fields and components in research administration.
- Commercial/Industry. Industry sponsors and partners in research. Research Consulting firms.
- Departmental Administration. Representing institutions with decentralized research administration and typically individuals and department that support the researcher. These professionals interface with centralized pre and post research administration departments, federal and non federal sponsors, and other research partners. They typically have the responsibility for assisting the researcher with grants (applications and awards) and assist in managing research performance.
- Hospitals/Medical Centers. These institutions focus on retrospective and prospective clinical studies, partner with academic and non academic health care systems and sponsors. Typically are very interested in compliance with human subject research protections, funding and management of clinical research with federal and non federal and other academic and non academic research partners.
- International. This thread will appeal to those research administrators responsible for the administration of projects conducted in foreign countries to their own and/or collaborating with foreign nationals and institutions within their own country. Examples of session topics should include: intellectual property and sensitive technologies (ITAR), foreign funding regulations of the various National funding agencies, immigration issues, customs and excise compliance, establishing foreign collaborations, start up projects overseas as well as risk management strategies for managing offshore projects.
- Nonprofit. Organizations that typically have a public purpose and are tax exempt (by IRS regulation). Management of research in a non-profit is similar to management of research in an academic institution as both are subject to OMB oversight and eligible to apply for federal funding. What makes the research environment different is the value of the research usually coincides with the purpose/mission of the organization.
- Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUI). Mostly undergraduate college institutions.
- Academic/Training. Universities and colleges that maintain a research program usually have an organizational structure for managing research from a decentralized department model so you have those specifically responsible for pre and post-award (financial), principal investigators, departmental administrators, regulatory departments, and technology transfer departments.
- Research Development.