Topic of next Open Research Office is ‘Research Budgets’

Jacobs School

Published July 2, 2018

The next series of Open Research Office sessions will provide principal investigators and research coordinators with an expert take on a crucial aspect of the scientific endeavor: planning and managing research budgets.

Expert advice and guidance

“Among the topics we’ll be covering are how to budget for personnel, fringe benefit rates, types of budgets, sponsor limitations, partial appointments and third-party subawards.”
Joseph Kraft, Proposal and Account Establishment Specialist
Sponsored Projects Services

The first Research Budgets presentation will be held July 18 on UB’s North Campus before moving to the South Campus in August, the Downtown Campus in September and to ECMC in October. (See the link at right for details, including registration information.)

“We will walk you through the process for budgeting for a sponsor application,” said Joseph Kraft, proposal and account establishment specialist in UB’s Sponsored Projects Services (SPS). “Among the topics we’ll be covering are how to budget for personnel, fringe benefit rates, types of budgets, sponsor limitations, partial appointments and third-party subawards.”

Kraft will be co-presenting along with Pamela Anderson, RN, BSN, associate director of operations for the Clinical Research Office (CRO).

“This presentation will be geared towards clinical trials funded by industry and federal entities,” said Anderson. “We will also address some of the university policies, indirect cost rates, deadlines and fair market value.”

The Open Research Office is offered by UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Clinical Research Office to connect expert research administrative personnel with researchers on their home turf. Sessions are scheduled at noon on the third Wednesday of each month, rotating among four locations: the Downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Erie County Medical Center Campus, South Campus/VAWNY Healthcare System and the North Campus.