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Tips to Combat Declining NIH Award Success Rates

Tips to Combat Declining NIH Award Success Rates

It’s no secret that NIH proposal acceptance rates have declined significantly since the turn of the century, -14% from 2001 to 2016 to be exact. (NIH Databook) Additionally, NIH budgets have remained fairly constant, averaging $30.18 Billion from 2008-2015 with 2010...
Taking the Research Administration Market to the Cloud

Taking the Research Administration Market to the Cloud

ISO 27001 Certification Leads the Way Information technology (IT) is continually evolving and is also transforming other markets that are driven by IT. Networked systems and back-office technologies were once viewed as merely business tools, but are now recognized for...
Promoting Collaboration in an Office of Sponsored Programs

Promoting Collaboration in an Office of Sponsored Programs

In my 20 plus years in research administration, you could say that I saw and did it all. As the Director of Contracts & Grants in the Office of Sponsored Programs at UCSF, a common issue we ran into, and a common issue among many research organizations, was...
What Does Going Paperless Really Mean for Research Administration?

What Does Going Paperless Really Mean for Research Administration?

Going paperless is STILL a hot topic in research administration. I emphasize STILL because we’re well into the 21st century now, people! This is the digital age! It pains me to see the amount of reservation that exists throughout the research space when it comes to...
5 Reasons to Consider Cloud-based eRA

5 Reasons to Consider Cloud-based eRA

Cloud-based eRA solutions are all the rage in research administration and for good reason. They provide tons of convenience with minimal cost. So, why are institutions so reluctant to modernize? In my opinion, it stems from the fact that our industry is fear-based. If...