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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...