Tag Archives: education

News Roundup: Welcome Back!

  Though we’ve been back from break for a few days now, I want to welcome you back to work, and back to the blog! There are a few things happening here that I am really excited to tell you! First, we want to congratulate Maggie Gallagher-Mondak on successfully passing the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Export Controls

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak What is an Export? When an item is transferred physically from the U.S. to a foreign country An export includes actual shipment of goods or carried during international travel, An export is also when information is transmitted to a person or entity in a foreign country, whether in writing, or via email, […]

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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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What’s Happening in Research Administration at VCU?

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been really busy around here lately! Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the days and weeks to come: Friday October 30 marks our annual College of Humanities & Sciences Research Orientation.  We’ll be talking about how the VCU system works, as well as new faculty issues on […]

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Spotlight on Policy: What is a Policy?

BY: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak In light of the Uniform Guidance (UG) and the changes and updates to policy it will initiate, let’s briefly touch on the subject: What is a Policy? The UG is a great opportunity to review existing policies and address those gaps in procedures that may be needed in your department. VCU’s Integrity […]

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News Roundup: New Rules, Political Bullying, and Opportunities at VCU

OHRP is holding a series of webinars about new rulemaking: DHHS and 15 other federal units have announced plans to “modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.” “In order to help the public better understand the goals and impact of the new proposals, the Office for Human […]

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Ready, Set Grant! You Need to Sign Up for This!

We’ve been working with a team of grant professionals from across VCU on a new 3-day conference-style event that you cannot miss! Set for January 12-14, 2016, this program will feature speakers from federal agencies and private sponsors, as well as mock proposal reviews, hands-on sessions, and more. Check out the Ready, Set, Grant! blog […]

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Have You Participated in the Open Dialogue?

The government has opened a National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees. The purpose of this dialogue is to reduce the costs associated with managing federal dollars (grants, contracts, and associated subawards). You can submit your own ideas, or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others. If you […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Reasons We Love Research Administration

This week’s Top Ten focuses on the reasons we love this profession. Our daily lives are often so busy and stressful that we can lose sight of all the positives involved. These are the top ten reasons why research administration is a great profession:   1) It’s interesting. I can tell you that as the poster […]

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