Research Administration: Creating Essential Infrastructure

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399646
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932757 | DOI:

Series: Building Social Work Research Capacity

Research Administration: Creating Essential Infrastructure

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This chapter explains the role of research administrators in providing leadership and expertise in supporting faculty grant applicants by addressing all the administrative aspects of the pre and post award activities. These activities may include supporting the investigator in navigating the complex system of university sponsor, state and federal regulations. Details are provided about the role of the office of sponsored research within a university, developing budget justifications, policies and practices around indirect rates, human subjects, effort certification as well as preparation of expenditure reports.

Keywords: Institutional Review Board; research administrators; indirect rates; budgets; personnel; pre and post award activities; pre-certification; effort reports

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