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Gray Matters
Contract contradictions in terms within an agreement can change the meaning of what is allowable and what is not. Reviewing contracts can be a tedious task; terms and conditions may vary section by section. Finding these contradicting contract terms and how to best deal and negotiate can be a tricky terrain to traverse (say that three times fast). We will explore three common contract contradictions, how to spot them, and offer a few suggestions on how to handle them.  Read more.


Research Considerations – Involvement of Outside Organizations
Many research studies require the principal investigator to utilize outside resources; i.e. medical imaging, lab testing, etc. The involvement of outside entities can lead to significant billing compliance issues including violation of the Federal false claims act and can result in residual funds in the research budget. Inappropriate billing will lead to significant compliance issues for the research study as well as the outside entity. Mishandling of residual funds associated with Federal funding will cause significant regulatory problems for the principal investigator and their respective organization. Read more.

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Journal of Research Administration

Volume XLVI, Number 2 - Fall 2015

The Society of Research Administration's Journal of Research Administration

Timothy L. Linker
High Point University

The Journal of Research Administration is dedicated to stimulating critical thought and creating a space for dialogue to answer questions posed to us by our evolving field. As the new Editor of the Journal, I want to thank Dr. Jeffrey N. Joyce, the previous Editor, for his untiring efforts to expand the Journal’s breadth and depth of expertise, while working to ensure that it reflects the global community that it serves.

As an outgrowth of those efforts, in October of 2015, the SRA board...Read more.

Symposium Papers

Presentations on Video
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at SRA International’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, four talented individuals took the stage to present their Symposium Papers. Symposium Papers are written to advance and enrich the body of knowledge of research administration and management as an art and science. Did you miss the presentations? Well don’t worry, because we have some exciting news for you! The Symposium Videos are Available Online.