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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...
Navigating NIH Forms and Temporary Validations

Navigating NIH Forms and Temporary Validations

Among the myriad of responsibilities faced by research administrators, keeping up with Federal policy changes has to be a priority. Research institutions rely on Federal grants, and policy changes impact the regulations governing how, when and what’s needed for...
Staying on Top of the Ever-Changing IRB Landscape

Staying on Top of the Ever-Changing IRB Landscape

It’s no question that research institutions shoulder an increasingly heavy federal compliance load. A new multi-institutional study published October 2015 by Vanderbilt University found that regulatory compliance represents three to 11 percent of higher education...