Dates: November 5-8, 2017
Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront - Portland, OR
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Region VI - Sinnamon Tierney (Portland State University)
Region VII - Sandra Logue (University of Colorado)
TRACK DESCRIPTIONS AND LEADERS
Contract Negotiation/Sub Contracts/Industry Contracts
Sharing and discussion of the varied aspects of contracting, including industry and subcontract negotiation and monitoring,
and extending to discussions of policies, updates, and problems that may arise in these areas.
Track Leaders: Kevin Stewart (UC Santa Barbara) & Sherrie Dennehy (USC)
Topics include: research cost accounting; auditing; OMB requirements for universities, hospitals, private sector; matching
funds issues/cost sharing; financial conflict of interest issues; facilities and administration costs;
purchasing; salaries, compensation, honoraria; and travel allocability and allowability; working
with sponsoring agencies and subrecipient monitoring.
Ashley Stahle (Colorado State University) & Tolise Miles (University of Colorado)
Topics include: pre-award management activities at the central office; protocol development and assessment; grant and contract
negotiations (including subawards); understanding terms and conditions; management of specialized
programs, e.g. clinical trials; non clinical, transition/transformation of programs to new stages
in research; role of research administration in institutional policy formation.
Track Leaders: Mich Pane (Stanford University) & Alexa Van Dalsem (University of Colorado)
The PUI track provides research administration information to our colleagues at "predominantly undergraduate institutionsï¿½
-- two-year, four-year, masters-level, and small doctoral colleges and universities that grant baccalaureate
degrees, or provide programs of instruction for students pursuing such degrees with institutional
transfers (e.g., two-year schools), where undergraduate enrollment exceeds graduate enrollment, and
no more than 10 Ph.D. or D.Sc. degrees are awarded per year.
Leaders: Kelly DelFatti (Lewis & Clark) & Julia Anderson (Southern Utah University)
Human Capital /Professional Development
Hosts sessions geared towards: human resources; EEO, workplace environment and relations management; occupational safety
and health; biosafety hazards; time and effort; immigration/naturalization/Visa issues; continuing
education commitment; building on personal growth and development; leadership; quality of life development;
self-assessment; supervisor/staff relations; industrial/workplace psychology; emerging role of research
administrators within the culture of research.
Track Leaders: Amanda
Snyder (University of Washington) & Randi Wasik (University of Washington)
Systems, Management, Operations
Topics include: Electronic Research Administration and Information Technology systems, strategic planning and mission development
and compliance; facilities management; social media.
Barbara Inderwiesche (UC Irvine) & Tony Lashley (UC San Diego)
Departmental research administration can broadly be defined as the direct working relationship with and support to faculty
in their pursuit of research funding and the administration of the funds received, as well as providing
guidance for compliance on federal, state, and institutional levels on all research administrative
matters. Specifically, departmental research administrators assist in proposal preparation and submission,
the financial accounting and management of the research funds, and are generally the first-line,
go-to person for PIs in any and all actions related to their research funding. Their mission is to
provide internal and external customers with timely, quality service which facilitates achievement
of the Departmentï¿½s goals.
Track Leaders: Natalie Buys (University
of Colorado) & Csilla Csaplar (Stanford University)
Topics include: human research; animal research; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibility and development; publications;
collaborative research ethics; scientific misconduct; standards for the responsible conduct of research;
and research ethics education programs, curricula, requirements, and approaches; negotiations, technology
transfer; intellectual property.
Track Leaders: Deb Murphy (Arizona
Topics include: the nature of ï¿½sponsorshipï¿½; defining roles and responsibilities between sponsors, grantors, awardees; private
sector sponsors: technology, foundations; state sponsorship issues; federal agency updates; new initiatives
in research; international agency relations; working with program officer leadership; and sponsoring
Track Leaders: Deb Murphy (Arizona State University)
Workshops are full and half day. They are designed for maximum participation and exchange of information. The format often
involves doing work on a particular issue or area during the workshop time. Participants will leave
the workshop with a rough plan or tools to address challenges or issues at their institution. There
is a separate fee to attend, which typically includes extra materials.
Track Leaders: Rosemary Madnick (University of Alaska) & Nancy Lewis (UC Irvine)