[Occasionally, we like to revisit posts from days gone by that either (1) are always relevant, or (2) are the subject of recent questions received by our office. Today, we’ll look at the importance of budget justifications, given that award opportunities are becoming more competitive and that ORA requires such information with each proposal.]
Anyone involved in research administration has likely encountered the myriad clauses and regulations of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Bo Bogdanski, Senior Research Administration at Colorado State University, provides some helpful advice concerning the FAR and how best to understand its relevance to a given project.
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Subject: Blog Post- week one in ORA!
With budget cuts looming and PIs looking to expand the scope of their research relationships, more and more institutions are entering into collaborative agreements with international entities to bring projects to fruition. In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Jim Casey, Assistant Vice President of the Office of Sponsored Project Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio, details a helpful Top Ten list of things to keep in mind when working with foreign sponsors.
In memory of our adventurous tortoise friend, Sheldon, Happy Friday All!
I apologize for the absence of our Friday posts but honestly folks, writing a blog today just doesn’t feel right. Throughout the week, my colleagues and I have been wracking our brains to try and find a topic, theme, etc, to fill the void, where Sheldon’s every thought and feeling use to be expressed. However, nothing we could come up with could measure up to Sheldon’s witty writings. Luckily, the day (literally- Sheldon’s fun-day Fridays) have been saved and we can keep our day jobs! On Tuesday we received the following email from a young fellow, in response to our Social Media Monday post last monday.
The America Invents Act will see a major change in U.S. patent law, including the switch from a First to Invent to a First to File system. In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, our own Alexandra A. McKeown, Associate Dean for Research Administration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, leads a discussion regarding how the AIA will impact University efforts moving forward.