The Uniform Guidance went into effect on December 26, 2014. While institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations and for-profit and state agencies continue to analyze the guidance and implement changes, it can be difficult to communicate these changes to their faculty, administrators and staff. This article intends to provide a framework for communicating change during a period of transition and continuous clarification. But one size does not fit all. The suggestions in this article should be adapted to your organization’s needs, culture and size.Read more.
“Administrative Burden” is a fact of life to anyone in research administration. The negative impact of this burden on PIs has become an increasing cause for concern, and the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and Board on Higher Education and Workforce are currently conducting regional meetings to examine the impact of federal regulations and reporting requirements on research universities. This column looks at administrative burden from the perspective of a PI/Research Administrator who has seen how things have changed over time. Read more.
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Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides scholarly insights into the best practices of research administration and development of the research enterprise. This issue continues our showcasing of the breadth of our international contributors with contributions from Africa, Australia and Canada. The range of topics is also extensive. Mr. Masango examines in his paper entitled “Combating inhibitors of quality research...Read more.