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.
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).
As we’ve discussed, export control obligations play a vital role in the research of a PI, but understanding the various rules and requirements can be difficult. In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Kay Ellis, the Export Control Officer at the University of Arizona, provides recommendations as to how best to complete a voluntary disclosure.
Happy Friday minions! Today I want to talk to you about one of the most important skills you should learn. No I’m not talking about cooking, cleaning or working. Those are ridiculously menial and you should hire someone to take care of them (or just get a robot, I’m not picky). I’m talking about PHOTO BOMBING.
[As part of our efforts to interact with Research Administration personnel across the country, BloggingORA will occasionally feature posts written by colleagues at other institutions. Our first Guest Blogger is Brigette Pfister, Director of Proposal Development at Virginia Commonwealth University.]
As anyone involved in Research Administration can attest, OMB circulars are a regular reference for the goings-on in their offices and the actions of their PIs. This week’s YouTube Tuesday addresses A-110 and A-133 and identifies some of their more important aspects.