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ERIC Number: EJ980461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1068-4867
Developing an Institution-Wide Web-Based Research Request and Preliminary Budget Development System
Glenn, Julia L.; Sampson, Royce R.
Research Management Review, v18 n2 p39-57 Fall-Win 2011
While medical research may often be regarded by academics and the general population in terms of the remarkable science being conducted or the study participants willing to volunteer their time for the advancement of medical innovation, many in the research administration field recognize the tremendous amount of effort that goes on behind the scenes (Shambrook & Roberts, 2011). Accurate budgeting and compliant billing are two of the critical pieces of an evolving research administration puzzle. These activities are vital to the overall success of any research project and to the integrity of the research institution. In today's technology-driven world wherein the term "process improvement" is widespread in academic research, electronic tools to reduce burden and increase efficiency have become a common goal at many research institutions. Along these very lines, the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the "academic home" of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1RR029882), partnered with the institution's Office of the Associate Provost for Research to develop a streamlined, centralized infrastructure for accurate research budgeting and compliant billing. The purpose of this paper is to describe the conceptual model of an institution-wide secure, web-based research service request and preliminary budget development tool currently under development at the Medical University of South Carolina. (Contains 1 table and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina