Research Admin Modernization

Effective July 1, 2017, Sponsored Award Accounting (SAA) moved organizationally from the Office of Financial Services to the Office of Research and National Laboratories – merging with University Research Administration (URA) in the process.

Through these organizational realignment efforts – processes for award acceptance, account management and project closeout have been redesigned to become more efficient (e.g., eliminate hand-offs, improve cycle times, etc.) in order to provide better service to our unit research administrators and faculty members across campus. These redesign processes are ongoing and additional adjustments to business processes are continuing to be made, as needed, based on campus feedback and internal assessment/reporting.

The governance for this project includes a Research Administration Policy Committee with members representing the Deans of BSD, PSD, IME, SSD, the Provosts Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories. This group consults on policy level decisions related to the project.

Please visit the Project Update section for recent activity.

Please email us at to ask questions or share your comments about these research administration modernization efforts.

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