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Operational Excellence collaborated with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research on several focused initiatives to streamline the management of externally sponsored research programs at the University. This week, the Office of Sponsored Research released one of the first results from this partnership.

Research Playbooksare an online resource intended to support researchers and research administrators in managing all stages of the award lifecycle – from proposal to closeout. The first Playbook released is the Proposal Playbook. 

Playbooks, a tool OE has successfully used across campus, serve as a guide and add structure for projects and tasks managed by a broad range of employees. For Research, the playbooks will:

  • Provide resources for research administration and management;
  • Improve understanding of all stages of award lifecycle and related roles & responsibilities in research;
  • Guide and define processes to improve interactions between central compliance offices and departments.

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