Joyce Freedman

 Number of Years in Research Administration: 38

Institutions: University of California, San Francisco, University of California, Berkley, University of Chicago, Stanford University, Mills College, University of Southern California, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)


Joyce Freedman has served in senior roles in research administration at private and public universities, an academic medical center and a DOE national laboratory.  Joyce has worked recently with a small liberal arts college and well as a large research university.  At Mills College, Joyce was hired to set up an infrastructure for research administration, which included establishing pre and post award offices (SPO and Grant and Contract Accounting) writing research policies and procedures, as well as creating data systems for proposal and award tracking.  She also helped implement the research accounting module in the financial system. At USC, Joyce worked with the Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Department of Contracts and Grants to implement new systems and procedures, and to help reorganize the department.  Current client is CSUN working with the Office of Research and Sponsored Program (ORSP) and the Associate Vice President of Research.


Joyce has been working in research administration for over thirty years; serving as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Assistant Vice President for Research at three major research institutions, as well as director of sponsored projects offices and Associate Comptroller for Restricted Funds.  She served as the Director of the Sponsored Projects Office and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Berkeley for over 10 years.  In that role, she ran the grant and contract office, the animal care office, the human subjects office, the financial conflict of interest committee, and the postdoc and visiting scholar services.  At UCSF, Joyce served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.  UCSF is a mostly a medical and health sciences campus with large NIH funding.  At UCSF, Joyce was responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Department of Grants and Contracts, the Conflict of Interest Committee, the Department of Industry Contracts and for the implementation of a new proposal tracking system and Cayuse (a system to system database for proposal submission).  Joyce was also called upon to serve on many committees for the Office of the President, for example, Joyce helped design and implement the system wide Effort Reporting System.


Her experience includes:  The day-to-day management of research administration programs and offices:  pre-award; industry contracts; research and gift accounting; compliance offices and committees.  She has had institutional responsibility for research compliance programs: export controls; effort reporting; conflict of interest; has implemented databases for research administration; cost sharing; effort reporting and research accounting; and had the oversight for the management of human subjects, animal care and conflict of interest programs.  


Joyce has been a member of NCURA for over 25 years; served as chair of the western region; served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee; co-editor of the Newsletter for Biomedical; co-program chair for a summer conference; faculty on a national video conference and a webinar; speaker at regional and national NCURA meetings, as well as SRA, CASE and NACURA conferences.  Joyce attended COGR meetings while at Chicago, Berkeley and UCSF and was an original member of the FDP steering committee while at Chicago.

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