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Research Administration at

Johns Hopkins University


Alexandra A. McKeown
Associate Dean for Research Administration
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Governors Grants Office Higher Education
Conference
May 22, 2012

FY 11 Research at Johns Hopkins


University

Total:
$1,427,432,779.81

Amounts do not include APL. If APL is included, additional $1,082,339,402.00 is added to the total.

FY11 Research Funding at JHSPH

Total:
$379,014,831.41

Research Administration
Research Administration is a major component of
Johns Hopkins. In most instances, it is conducted
by teams of professionals consisting of faculty
members, research assistants, administrators,
and students.
There are five divisional research administration
offices which oversee sponsored projects
including contracts, grants, and special funding
opportunities.

Research Administration at Johns Hopkins


Scott L. Zeger
Vice Provost for Research
Cheryl-Lee Howard

Divisional Deans

Assistant Provost for Research


Administration
Krieger School
of Arts and
Sciences
Compliance:
-Export Controls
-Classified Research
Special and Limited
Funding Opportunities

Office of Research
Information
Services
(COEUS )

Sponsored Projects
for:
-Whiting School of
Engineering
-Carey School of
Business
-School of Education
- Peabody Institute

Research Facilities Surveys,


Reports, etc.

- Nitze School for


Advanced
International Studies
-Applied Physics
Laboratory (Grants
only)
-Homewood Schools
Services
-Sheridan Libraries
-Urban Health
Institute
-Center for Talented
Youth
-Johns Hopkins
Press
-Bioethics Institute
-Homewood and
Evergreen Houses
-JHPIEGO
- AICGS

Sarita Foster
Assistant Dean
Financial
Operations

School of
Medicine

School of
Nursing

Michael B.
Amey

Helene Grady

Associate
Dean for
Research
Administrat
ion

Associate
Dean Finance
Ruth Hurd
Financial
Administrato
r

Bloomberg
School of
Public Health
Alexandra
McKeown
Associate
Dean for
Research
Administrati
on

JHSPH ORA
The Office of Research Administration is the sponsored
projects administration office for the Bloomberg School of
Public Health, providing top quality support to the campus
communitys research, creative activity, technology transfer
and outreach/policy initiatives. ORA identifies opportunities
and partnerships, facilitates the submission of all sponsored
project proposals on behalf of the School, negotiates and
executes agreements, provides advice and guidance
regarding applicable rules and regulations and assists
faculty, staff and students in proper stewardship of the
Schools sponsored projects and technology transfer
initiatives.

Office of Research Administration

Life Cycle of Award

Post-Award

Pre-Award

RAT PACK
Research Administration Training Program at
Johns Hopkins University

Background
Preparing for Stimulus onslaught of grant
proposal, award and monitoring
1,485 ARRA proposals
467 ARRA Awards
Totaling $219m of funding

Normal Year
5,000 proposals
$4.5B Requested
Staff around 1,000 University Wide that manage
sponsored projects

Something we always wanted to do


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Description of the Program


Full Time Two Year Program
4 six month rotation cycles
Research Administration
Research Department
Sponsored Shared Services
Specialized Training and Job Placement
No guarantee of a position after two years

Oversight
Oversight of the program is shared
Executive Committee
Mentors
Supervisors

Expectations
Research Administration
Proposal Review and
Submission
Sub award process
Contract Negotiations
Compliance
Pre-Award

Research Department
Proposal Development
Proposal Submission
Pre-Award
Award Management
Transaction Processing
Compliance

Sponsored Shared Services


Grant Setup
Invoicing
Close-out Reporting
Transfers
Compliance

Training
Trainees are required to participate in
five tracks
Basic University Required Training
Specific Sponsored Projects Training
Intramural Training
Extramural Training
Other Training

Statistics
4 Cohorts
- Cohort 1 = 5 candidates, 5 graduated and 3
working at JHU
- Cohort 2 = 4 candidates, 3 graduated and 3
working at JHU
- Cohort 3 = 6 candidates, currently in second
rotation
- Cohort 4 = currently interviewing, target is 5
candidates. June 1st start.

Questions?
Alexandra A. McKeown
amckeown@jhsph.edu
410-614-2636