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September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

KU’s Research Caliberstrengthen 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 Efficiencystrengthen 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

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