Programs

Basics of Research Administration

Research administration is comprised of many facets. The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with a broad overview of the various aspects involved in research administration. The 2.5 day intensive course will discuss different areas of research administration: finding funding, pre-award, award acceptance, compliance, technology transfer, and post-award.

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Departmental Administration 

The effective way to strategically manage a research organization is to empower the people on the front line. Department Research Administrators are the key to building a successful research structure and need to develop the resources and find the training to accomplish their tasks. This workshop will center on pre-award research administration, financial management of sponsored awards, and building a working relationship with central administration.

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Grants, Contracts and Subagreements

Understanding grants, contracts and subagreements and developing best practices for administering those award mechanisms are important concepts to consider when determining what awards to accept at your institution.

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Grant Writing and Proposal Development

Successful proposal development is a multi-faceted process that requires coordination between principal investigators, funding agencies and the institutional staff and infrastructure that makes it all come together. 

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Metrics Program

Maximizing performance, making good decisions, increasing efficiency and reducing administrative burden for researchers (administrative nirvana) is a top priority for everyone in research administration and research development roles. This two-day program will focus on the theory and tools utilized to accomplish administrative nirvana. Participants will be highly engaged as they learn how to use the new information they are given to develop a basket of metrics applicable to their individual operations. 

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Post-Award Administration

This two-day program, geared towards A-21, provides resources and information for research administration's next generation of leaders. Course content balances the needs of both small and large institutions, and focuses on strategies attendees can use in their profession.

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Research Administration in Healthcare Systems and Hospitals

The Research Administration in Healthcare Systems and Hospitals theme meeting is for research administrator professionals who manage research, or have a role in managing research in a hospital and/or healthcare system.

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Research Integrity Management Intensive Workshop

George Mason University and Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) team up to provide a two-day research integrity management intensive workshop (RIMI) that provides research integrity leadership training for administrative leaders and results in developing a guidance document and other resources for research administrators.

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Research Leadership Intensive in San Diego

Research, technology and innovation are becoming ever more complex. Success requires vision and focused research management leadership. Strong managers bring order and consistency into complexity, but forging ahead in a competitive environment requires strong leaders who understand themselves, their teams and their environment. These leaders can enact and implement change. Strong and effective leaders are comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and have the right blend of being people focused and outcomes driven! This two-day Research Leadership Intensive will explore theory, skills, strategies and best practices for leading successfully in a research management environment.

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Research Leadership Intensive in Philadelphia

Research, technology and innovation are becoming ever more complex. Success requires vision and focused research management leadership. Strong managers bring order and consistency into complexity, but forging ahead in a competitive environment requires strong leaders who understand themselves, their teams and their environment. These leaders can enact and implement change. Strong and effective leaders are comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and have the right blend of being people focused and outcomes driven! This two-day Research Leadership Intensive will explore theory, skills, strategies and best practices for leading successfully in a research management environment.

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Senior Executive Institute

This Senior Executive Institute (SEI) is designed for and will be guided by individuals at the upper levels of administration within higher education and the non-profit and for-profit research communities. The SEI will provide learning and sharing opportunities on issues of critical importance to US and international leaders who are facing a challenging and opportunity-filled period. This program is designed for individuals in the position of President, Deans, Provosts, Vice Presidents, Associate Provosts, Vice Chancellors, etc.

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Leadership in the Global Research Environment

This program will provide the opportunity to interact and learn from colleagues around the globe; reflecting on leadership in order to operate in an international context.

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