What’s Ahead in 2015 Research? 3 Trends on the Horizon for Research Institutions

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What’s in store for research-focused universities, colleges, hospitals and other institutions looking to support 2015 research efforts with grant-sponsored funding? In the year ahead, we expect research institutions to face continued challenges associated with regulatory requirements from federal funding agencies, as well as challenges with the Read More

Using Grant Funding to Justify Research Space Assignment

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Administrators at research intensive universities are challenged with the quandary of research space assignment. There is never enough space to go around and when not handled correctly, the assignment process can reek of politics and favoritism. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Quantifying the assignment process provides both fairness and Read More

How Recharge Center Billing and Collections Problems can Affect Compliance

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Implementing effective recharge center billing and collections procedures are key to maintaining financial stability and ensuring compliance with federal regulations. The relationship between recharge center billing and collections and financial stability is obvious to most. Without billing and collections, there may not be adequate revenue to Read More

How to Manage Issues Requiring Administrative Oversight

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A lack of pre-award administrative oversight can cause post-award grant and research administrators to be caught off guard by situations that pose a risk to the successful completion of a project. These situations often arise several months after the project has started and administrators are left scrambling to remedy the situation. In many cases, Read More

Professional Association Streamlines Grants Administration, Manages Twice the Grant Volume Without Adding Resources


When it comes to a grants administration success story, results can be quite impressive. Read below for part one of a recent success story to see how one research organization benefited from centralizing grants management on a single system. The American Academy of Pediatrics manages twice the amount of grant-funded activity as previous years Read More

Prorating Grant Budgets to Help Estimate the Availability of Funding

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When it comes to prorating grant budgets, research administrators are frequently tasked with verifying the availability of total grant funding for an investigator, a department, or their institution for a particular fiscal period – either current or future.  The task involves identifying a group of grants and then determining the amount of funds Read More

Limitations of Grant Tracking Spreadsheets

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Grant Tracking Spreadsheets are widely used by administrators of nonprofits, independent research institutes, colleges, and departments within large, research intensive universities to keep up with the overall grant funding of their organization. They are easy to setup and offer numerous options for maintaining information in tabular formats. Read More