URA’s Quality Management monitors sponsored award regulatory policies and practices across the University and works to ensure the University is compliant with all applicable regulations and policies. The team makes recommendations for the management of sponsored awards, assures appropriate and cost-effective management of institutional risk and helps the University maintain positive relations with its funding agencies. Additionally, the QM team oversees Process and Compliance training, as well as manages the Research Administration (RA) Trainee Program.
Quality Management Administration
|Sponsor Request Management - Assist in with establishing positive relations with funding agencies by ensuring correct and consist information is being provided to sponsors, the QM team completes and manages the following request from sponsors.||
|Subrecipient Monitoring In compliance with the subrecipient monitoring provisions of the Uniform Guidance, the QM teams completes the following reviews.||
|Quality Management Review||The QM team conducts reviews on sponsored award processes to mitigate institutional risk. Topics for review are identified from a variety of sources including, regulation and statutory changes, OMB Compliance Supplement, OIG work plans and audit recommendations. Prioritization and selection is based on the immediate needs of research administration and institutional risk. The Quality Management Review process assists in ensuring the applicable regulations, laws and compliance are encapsulated in our research administration policies and procedures.|
|Single Audit||The QM team manages the Research and Development Cluster of the Single Audit and works with university units to provide the required information. A Single Audit is an organization-wide financial statement and federal awards’ audit of a non-federal entity that expends $750,000 or more in federal funds in one year. It is intended to provide assurance to the Federal Government that a non-federal entity has adequate internal controls in place, and is generally in compliance with program requirements|
Process & Compliance Training
The Research Administration (RA) Process & Compliance Trainer collaborates with various members of URA and campus departments to identify gaps in training and prepare training documentation, facilitate in-person learning, and develop a curriculum for sponsored award training at the University.
Research Administration Trainee Program
The Quality Management team includes two Research Administration (RA) Trainees. RA Trainees provide support to various teams within URA and have broad exposure to all tasks related to research administration. The goal of the RA Trainee program is to prepare employees for careers within research administration, both inside the central office and within departments.