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Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices

Member Rate: $295.00 for PDF (new subscribers only) Non-Member Rate: $385.00 for PDF (new subscribers only)

This comprehensive reference covers all major areas of sponsored research with more than 20 chapters written by leading experts. The 3500+ page publication includes:

  • Essential principles and practices of the profession
  • Sample policies and procedures
  • Practical tools
  • Extensive supplementary materials

With today's remote work environment this comprehensive PDF resource can be shared with your institutional colleagues. The PDF is updated quarterly with new and revised content. 

The guide is a vital compendium for sponsored programs personnel, department/college/school-level administrators, and staff at smaller institutions who manage sponsored research “on the side.” It is an excellent on-boarding tool for newcomers to sponsored research. It serves as an excellent comprehensive resource for those preparing for the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam.

Our profession is about adapting to ever-changing regulations. The Guide is your premier professional resource to help you effectively manage the entire grant lifecycle.


The Annual Subscription Includes:

·         Shareable PDF of the complete guide

·         Quarterly updates of the latest research administration issues




Contact the Editor Marc Schiffman .


Overview of Sponsored Research

Organizational Models

Regulatory Environment

Research Compliance

Assessing the Sponsored Research Operation


Training and Education

Legal Considerations and Facilitating Sponsored Research

Administering Research Contracts


Pre-Award Services

Post-Award Administration

Facilities and Administrative Costs

Interactions with Auditors

Intellectual Property and Data Rights

International Research Collaborations

Special Issues for Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions

Special Issues for Medical Schools/Academic Medical Centers

Export Controls

Electronic Research Administration

Leadership and Staff Development


Jennifer Barron, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Research Administration
Tricia Callahan, Senior Research Education & Information Officer, Colorado State University

James J. Casey, Jr., Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, American University
John Carfora, Associate Provost for Research Advancement and Compliance, Loyola Marymount University
Denise Clark, Associate Vice President for Administration, Division of Research, University of Maryland, College Park
Julie Cole, Director of Research Costing Compliance, Duke University
Milton Cole, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Villanova University
Stephen Dowdy, Director, Research Information & Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephen Erickson, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance, Boston College
Patrick Fitzgerald, Associate Dean for Research Administration, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University
Kenneth Forstmeier, Director, Office of Research Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University
Stephen Hansen, Associate Provost for Research and Dean, Graduate School, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ann Holmes, Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration, University of Maryland, College Park
Rebecca Hunsaker, Director of Research Administration, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Kathleen Irwin, Distinguished University Legal Counsel, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Robert Killoren, Associate Vice President for Research (former), The Ohio State University
Gunta Liders, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, University of Rochester
Peggy Lowry, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance, Oregon State University
David Mayo, Director of Sponsored Research, California Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Mora, Associate Vice President for Research Administration (former), Harvard University
Kim Moreland, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Julie Norris, Director Emeritus, Office of Sponsored Programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Texas at Austin
Mary Ellen Sheridan, Associate Vice President for Research (retired), University of Chicago
Alice Tangredi-Hannon, University Research Compliance Officer, Yale University
Anthony Ventimiglia, Associate Director, Education & Communication, Office of Sponsored Programs, Auburn University
Denise Wallen, Research Officer and Senior Fellow, The University of New Mexico
Jane Youngers, Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

During the creation of the Guide, the following individuals served on the Editorial Advisory Board:

Richard Seligman (Editorial Director), Associate Vice President for Research Administration, California Institute of Technology
Michele M. Codd, Associate Director, Sponsored Projects Administration, George Washington University
Marti L. Dunne, Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance and Administration, New York University
Christina K. Hansen, Assistant Vice Chancellor (retired), Office of Research Administration, University of California, Irvine
Stephen Hansen, Associate Provost for Research and Dean, Graduate School, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Contact the Editor Marc Schiffman 1-202-466-3894