Tag Archives: efficiency

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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“Faculty Speed Dating” for Research Comes to VCU!

Are you a VCU faculty member looking for research partnerships?  Meet researchers outside your discipline at this fast-paced networking event for clinicians, scientists and engineers! Talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange business cards, and then move on!  This event is part of the Ready, Set, Grant! series of workshops and is sponsored by […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Records Retention

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak It is the responsibility of the University to retain records for minimum periods of time in order to conform to laws set forth by both the state of Virginia and the federal government.  Understanding a few of the federal regulations underlying our policies is helpful.   Why do we retain records? Freedom […]

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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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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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Fun Friday: A Message from the ADR

Today’s post comes to us from our Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Robert M. Tombes. It’s inspired by a viral Facebook post that circulated after the silly comments on The View about a Miss America pageant contestant (Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson) who showcased her talent as a nurse. Dr. Mark Stanley’s kind words about nurses […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Disclosure Statement DS-2

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s Spotlight on Policy topic is the Cost Accounting Standards Board and the Disclosure Statement (DS-2). DS-2’s History: In 1970, Congress created the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) originally for commercial federal contracts. In 1996, four of the CASB cost accounting standards (see below) were incorporated in the Office of Management and […]

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