Research Administration Tutorial
The Fundamentals of Research Administration

The Fundamentals of Research Administration

An Office of Research and Sponsored Programs oversees all aspects of the grant management cycle, and a research administrator provides management support and helps ensure that research goals are achieved and funders’ regulations are followed. Complete this tutorial to learn about the major functions of an Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the responsibilities of the research administrator.

Information current as of 2014. Please see websites for updates on policies and procedures.

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Research Administration Videos
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Establishing an Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Regina Smith James, M.D.

Dr. James, director of the Office of Health Equity at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), discusses the importance of establishing an Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the research administrator’s role as the link between research activities and research outcomes.

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Professional Development for Research Administrators

Jean L. Flagg-Newton, Ph.D.

Dr. Flagg-Newton, assistant director of the Office of Health Equity at the NICHD, provides information on recruitment, training, and available certifications for research administrators.

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