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Oblivion is bliss

In one of my favorite movies there is a sentiment that resonates for me this time of the year. “Your heart is like a clock measuring time. One’s emotional state determines ...
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So You Want to Build A Relationship between Research Administration and the Public?

Stories throughout the year demonstrated the need for political and public awareness in research administration. Federally sponsored research remains a target for budget cuts, however ...
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Looking back – 2014 Grants Administration in Review

If there is a single overarching – some would say overwhelming – topic for grants administrators in 2014, it would have to be  Uniform Guidance. Published December 26, 2013 and ...
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2014: A year of uncertainty in the Higher Education sector

2014 has been a year of uncertainty in the Australian Higher Education sector. The uncertainty continues as the Government’s planned reforms were recently voted down by the Senate. ...
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The Pastor at PRIM&R

Back in February, I shared an article about one of my favorite committee members, a Rabbi. He was a community representative who served for many years and offered invaluable insight ...

Compliance, all around us

There are lots of us in the research compliance world; the thing that unites us is a the practice of understanding and approving proposed research, whether it involves the use of humans, ...

InfoEd, Feeding Research Administration

… and hungry Research Administrators!     Thank  you to all the current (and future) clients who stopped by the InfoEd booth at the 2014 PRIM&R Advancing Ethical ...

Surprise! US Congress Passes Legislation

In a surprise move this week, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation that is on its way to the White House – and that is likely to be signed into law. ...
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I Love it When You Call Me Big Da-ta

I am dying to know: how many of you caught that ever so subtle Biggie Smalls reference? Not that I’m a super huge fan of 90’s hip-hop; but, how can you not like Biggie? In any event, ...
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Big Data – Consumers or Consumed?

Big data is here and the question is whether we will consume it, or it will consume us? Likely, the answer will be a bit of both. The dystopian view of our big data future is somewhere ...
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