Enhancing Research Administration Efficiency

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

As research organizations continue to face cost pressures while enduring stable to falling research portfolios, it’s more important than ever to focus on efficiency and maintaining service levels in research administration. The opportunity and challenge is to manage more efficiently while enhancing the levels of compliance within the organization. This webinar will highlight the recommended approach an institution should consider in assessing manual processes for automation, reviewing the administrative information systems and interfaces, evaluating certain process flows and conducting benchmarking to peer institutions. It will also discuss various elements required to enhance effectiveness, including developing a roles and responsibilities matrix, updating and creating supporting policies and procedures, assessing the reporting environment and developing a training curriculum. The core to this discussion will be the importance of maintaining a culture of compliance in a lean environment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Have insight into the approach and findings from operational assessments across many research organizations
  • Understand some new models for the structure of research administration departments
  • Recognize the value of a comprehensive implementation plan as a key to operational success

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Keith Graff, ECG Management Consultants
Ralph DeAcetis, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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