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Reflections on Research Administration

Reflections on Research Administration

At Cayuse, we understand the amazing yet thankless work that research administrators do on a daily basis. If it weren’t for them (and the great researchers they serve, of course) we wouldn’t benefit from many of the societal and scientific advancements that enhance...
Why Cayuse Loves Research Administrator Day

Why Cayuse Loves Research Administrator Day

It’s safe to assume that for most people September 25th is just another regular day, unless it’s your birthday or you’re a fan of National One-Hit Wonder Day or National Comic Book Day. But thanks to our friends at the National Council of University Research...
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...
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...