New Events Share Insights into Research Administration

The UH Division of Research launches the Research Administration Forum.

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Expanding its flagship event series, the UH Research Forum, the Division of Research has launched new programming targeted at research administration staff. The Research Administration Forum features short presentations on the important work performed by departmental and college administrators with the goal of improving and standardizing processes across campus.

The sessions started in June and have been well received and well attended by the UH community. Pertinent and timely topics covered by DOR experts address the needs of an expanding research enterprise conveniently via Zoom webinars.

For a university with decentralized research administration, the new forum addresses a critical need. Fulfilling its dual mission to serve and to lead, the space allows DOR to gather separate units together and proactively provide guidance and establish consistency for how proposals, awards and research integrity are managed and maintained across the University.

“This new series fills a real need on campus. We see this in the large number of people attending the forum and their responses,” said Claudia Neuhauser, interim vice president of research.

The sessions allow presenters to provide deeper context on the policies, procedures and evolving requirements that govern what can be a complex administrative environment.

“We have a lot of new employees in research administration positions across the colleges, and this is an excellent way for us to share rules, regulations and processes with them,” said Neuhauser.