Research Administration in Healthcare Systems and Hospitals

February 16 - February 17, 2017
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Atlanta, GA

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. 

The 2 day intensive program provides unique insight into research operations in these environments where research activities exist side by side with clinical operations and both have a focus to improve the lives of patients and populations served.   Research compliments clinical operations, clinical outcomes and healthcare missions, but research in these environments can pose interesting and unique challenges.   Some of the challenges are: making research processes work in non-research environments, research compliance, internal controls, research education, research collaborations and institutional readiness.

The content for this program is based on the perspectives of research administrative professionals who work, or have worked, in the hospital and healthcare environment.

The following is a high level summary of what will be covered:

  1. The research organization and research prioritization within healthcare system operations for maximum effectiveness,
  2. Institutional research readiness for operational/organizational effectiveness for ensuring compliant operations, and
  3. Research resources, gaps and solutions


Organizational Roles/Responsibilities - ADMINISTRATION

Pre-Award Research Administration Overview - LEGAL
o Grant Submissions
o Contracting and Sub-Contracting (Legal Review)
o Budgeting
o CA/Patient Billing

Post-Award Financial Research Administration - FISCAL
o Uniform Guidance and Internal Controls
o Grant Accounting – Award Acceptance and Management (Including Sub-Awards)
o Facility and Administration Costs
o Invoicing / Cash application

Human Subjects Protection - ETHICAL, SCIENTIFIC
o Institutional Review Board
o Scientific Review and Feasibility
o Recruiting/Consenting/Payments

Research Compliance and Education - COMPLIANCE
o Monitoring
o Education

Conflict of Interest


Indirect Cost Rate Negotiation 


Workforce Development – RESEARCH JOB FAMILIES


Data Sharing
o HIPAA Privacy
o HIPAA Security