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Standard Reporting – How Standard are Sponsored Projects Reports?

Standard Reporting – How Standard are Sponsored Projects Reports?

“I’m interested in getting some reports out of your office.” If you’re in charge of data and reporting for a Sponsored Programs Office, has there ever been a more anxiety-provoking statement? What do they want to know? How reliable is the data I have? Am I capturing...
Confidence. Peace of Mind. Safety and Security.

Confidence. Peace of Mind. Safety and Security.

ISO 27001 Certification Delivers Them All Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty …” While we’re all proud here at Cayuse to receive ISO (International Organization for...
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...