The UB 2020 assessment of business and operational infrastructure identified the need to fully integrate the staff and operations of Grants and Contracts Services and Sponsored Programs Administration into a single organization. This merged organization would provide full support of sponsored projects—from proposal concept all the way through award close-out—with improved customer service to UB faculty and the research community, and enhanced compliance with sponsor regulations.
Focus SPS on two end results:
All of these goals are designed to improve customer service to UB faculty and the research community as well as enhancing the compliance environment at UB.
All restructuring is designed to support a highly trained staff that serve UB PIs, the research community and the external funding agencies that provide significant financial resources in support of UB’s research programs.
Associate Vice President for Research