NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Negotiating a contract is often times a long, tedious activity, especially if you and/or your counterpart are seeking a multitude of changes to the original document.  Even if you’re simply trying to stick with institutional protocol regarding indemnification or publication, the process can be overwhelming and lead to frayed nerves.  In this week’s edition of NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Amechi Akpom, of the University of Southern California, gives some helpful advice with respect to how best to begin discussions.

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Rat Pack Curriculum: How to cram Research Administration into 2 years

The idea of fitting an in depth overview of everything Research Administrators do into a 2 year training program is daunting. Most of us only see one or two sides of research administration and our knowledge of other departments come from conferences, email blasts and seeing finished products. When JHU set out to create curriculum for the research administration trainee program they broke down everything into 3 main sections, Divisional Research Administration, Department, and Sponsored Projects Shared Services (SPSS).

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