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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...
Seven Ways to Prepare Your Research Office to Go Digital

Seven Ways to Prepare Your Research Office to Go Digital

So, your research office wants to go paperless. Maybe you want to cut back on paper files to save money or trees. Or maybe your paper load is starting to compromise the integrity of your filing cabinets (or even your building—it can happen!). Switching to an...