Implementing Change and Preparing for the Future: the UCSF Research Administration Model

Jean Jones - Senior Associate Director for UCSF’s Office of Sponsored Research

Transformation. Management. Global. This session will focus on the impact of a new model of research administration and the realignment of duties and responsibilities in the UCSF Office of Sponsored Research with the intent to prepare researchers and staff to manage and work within the expanding web of new trends in administration, global collaborations, advances in research and technology, while supporting the University’s mission of advancing health worldwide.

Raising the quality of administrative support and adopting proposal and award management systems were significant implementations in bringing research administration to its current shape and function at UCSF. Significantly, in its present state our work force is given the ability to communicate within a virtual landscape, access to excellent training and professional growth opportunities through an institutional officer certification, mentoring opportunities and continuous in service training.

This fast-paced session will provide an overview of lessons learned in the implementation of a centralized pre-award model. We will show marked changes which prepare us for the future state of research administration, demonstrated in metrics from the use of proposals and award systems, ongoing training and development of research administrators to embrace technology with confidence, and expanding the work environment to accommodate work life balance.

Room Fintry
Time 12:00 - 13:15
Date Thursday 7th June, 2018
Theme Future Shape of Work
Style Pecha Kucha
Speakers Jean Jones - Senior Associate Director for UCSF’s Office of Sponsored Research