Improving Research Administration - Initiative Scope & Methodology
The scope of this initiative has 3 pillars: process, structure and organizational culture.
The process improvement project was initiated in summer 2016 with creation of a high-level map of research administration end-to-end processes. These web pages include information about the specific processes targeted for improvement and updates to the project.
As part of this workstream, project teams focus on processes within the following continuum:
- Identify funding and collaboration opportunities
- Prepare the proposal
- Review/approve/submit proposal
- Negotiate/accept award
- Set up award/account
- Manage project and resources (over the life of the award)
- Close out project and report to sponsor
The methodology to improve the processes consists of a series of working sessions where cross-functional campus stakeholders map out the current process, identify issues and pain points, solutions to address any issues and create a plan to implement the solutions.
This project focuses on improving the service delivery model by establishing regional, integrated service centers that provide research administration support to the campus. The scope and methodology of this work is currently being defined. Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available.
A positive campus climate and culture is important to the success of the organization, and forwards work on process and the service delivery model improvements. The scope and methodology of this project is currently being defined. Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available.