Mission and Pillars

Research Administration Network Group

The mission of Research Administration Network Group (RANG) is to effectively optimize, engage, and coordinate the efforts of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the campus community of research administrators and faculty within the schools and colleges to identify issues, develop solutions, adopt best practices, tools, and tactics in the research administration arena, and to include a faculty voice on issues to support ongoing efforts to reduce the faculty burden in research administration.

Process Improvement

Process Improvement

Process Improvement

To identify and promote changes to research administration processes to benefit the research administration community, including pre- and post-award, and related compliance. The subcommittee will also serve as a resource to central offices on initiatives that need limited input or intermediate feedback.

Metrics

Metrics

Metrics

To identify effective and efficient metrics that will provide measurable data for tactical and strategic decision-making. Tactical metrics are those to guide/plan/improve day-to-day operations. Strategic metrics are those that would be used for strategic planning and management decisions by University leadership, Units, and Schools.

Communications

Communications

Communications

Identify and assess the communication methods currently used at UAB for research administration; recommend best practices by topic, purpose and or method; and work to develop improved systems that support robust, consistent and effective communications within the research administration community. Work closely with senior leadership and faculty to conceive and execute communication strategies that ensure research policy, news, and information reach faculty and staff.

Training

Training

Training

Conduct needs analyses to identify training gaps and suggest training to be developed using a variety of training delivery modes. Also provide advice and counsel to the OSP Training Coordinator.

 

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