KU’s Research Caliber: strengthen skills and retain top performers
- Offer made to fill FT position in Award Processing Services, start date 9/29/14
- Held the first Research Administration 101 class (38 enrolled)
- Held Thursday Research Topics (TRT) session: “KU Research: Who We Are, What We Do, and Why It Matters” (23 attendees)
Pursue System Improvements: implement tools that increase faculty and administrative efficiency; collaborate with KUMC where feasible
- Continue dialogue with FMS and ImageNow for productive PI delegation process
- Using the AR/BI for current billings and redefining business processes in PAS Billing
- Continue work on Close Letter process Integration between e-compliance and CITI for IRB training is essentially complete and will be rolled out within the next week; key elements include SSO into CITI for both the Lawrence and KUMC campuses, and automated population of training completion dates in e-compliance
- Redesign of the ACUOHP application continues under project management from Amanda Henry.
- Web updates:
- Portal site for Research Centers is nearly complete. This is a site aggregating information about KU centers in a central location. Individual center sites are linked, but not replaced.
- Data collection for the NSF HERD Survey (project type and area of focus) will be done online. Mary Ann Roesner is creating a page that will integrate to ImageNow for this purpose.
KUCR Efficiency: strengthen operations, processes, and overall effectiveness
- Continue to identify gaps for review of award setup (compliance checks, complete proposals, etc.). These gaps slow down the award set up.
- Working on development of tool for communication of payments received and posting details required of PAS Billing with RIS
- RIS continues to assist and oversee QA processes in regards to grants data entry, with current emphasis on AR/Billing entries