Christiana Care hosts research administration conference
Christiana Care’s Office of Sponsored Programs organized a special workshop July 14 to help give members in the research administration community a clearer understanding of new federal rules that govern sponsored research.
Nearly 130 people from across the region who work in research administration learned about new requirements by the federal government that are designed to streamline the processes that institutions follow when managing federally-funded studies.
There were representatives at the workshop from Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, the University of Delaware, Thomas Jefferson University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the University of Maryland and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.
Christiana Care’s Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for overseeing all research proposals, contracts and other agreements between Christiana Care and federal and state agencies as well as other outside organizations. The duties of the office, which is under Department of Finance, includes grant proposal review and submissions as well as contract and budget processing with pharmaceutical, federal and private foundation sponsors on behalf of Christiana Care.
For example, the Office of Sponsored Programs helped Christiana Care obtain prestigious federal grants to support its Bridging the Divides program, Community Clinical Oncology Program and the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research Program.