To Mod or Not to Mod

As skilled as your institution’s PIs are at their respective concentrations, more often than not, he or she will need to bring in outside organizations to perform certain portions of a given award.  Consequently, properly contracting with subrecipients is one of the lynchpins of ensuring an effective and efficient Research Administration office, and we’ve previously discussed many sub-related issues.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Have you checked out today’s installment of NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday?  Researchers generally like to stick with the status quo when it comes to their projects, which is why you’ll see Universities collaborating with the same “major” research facilities from project to project.  However, it’s important to remember the importance and capabilities of Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), who can usually offer similar work with a modicum of the issues involved with negotiating and working with larger institutions.

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Social Media Spotlight

As much as we would like to believe we are the Lewis and Clark of Research Administration when it comes to social media, there are a handful of Universities whose efforts predate ours in some form or another.  Additionally, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of other offices and Universities using social media to share information and links to that which they find helpful. So, in the spirit of community, teamwork, showing we know how to share, and camaraderie, Social Media Monday will periodically focus on a colleague who is particularly active within the SocMed arena.

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Why Universities Are Afraid of JOBS

If you’re under the impression that we’re one step away from reinventing ourselves as Blogging Bayh-Dole, it’s perfectly understandable.  We have spent a good amount of time analyzing the Act and its related issues.  However, Bayh-Dole, and Intellectual Property in general, is one of the most important issues of any award, so it stands to reason that we’d write about it with some frequency.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Have you checked out today’s installment of NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday?  We know that the focus is generally on the end results of a particular funded research project, but how a PI gets there is equally vital, if not more so.  Research bias, however minimal, can creep in in a variety of ways, so it’s important for researchers to be aware of potential pitfalls and avoid them accordingly.

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