Overview of the Sciences Research Administrative Service Center

The Science Research Administration Service Center represents a more evolved model for research administration to better address the continuous challenges presented by sponsored research, especially with an accelerated growth in sponsored research well above our current capacity. This model was based on developing a life-cycle team to administer grants from “cradle to grave.” This team is composed of both pre-award and post-award specialists who work together and support a common customer: the principal investigator. In this model, both the pre-award and post-award specialists work in the same physical location, have the same client portfolios and are jointly responsible for the same set of deliverables. This presents a model where both pre- and post-award specialists can meet with the principal investigator together to resolve any grants management issues.