Grants and contracts administration
The institute is committed to optimize the transdisciplinary approach to research and training, ensuring ethical conduct of research, meeting regulatory obligations, coordinating the various research projects, assuming grant fiscal responsibilities, and managing the resources and environment. The Institute’s administrative structure assists the investigators in the personnel and logistic operations. Dedicated coordinators are responsible for quality control, monitoring adherence with ethical scientific procedures, and completion of regulatory forms. This administrative core is supported by the accountant provided by the institute. These shared resources for each of the proposed projects provide greater integration and efficiency across the various studies and ensure fiscal efficiency in conduct of each project. The intramural grants are derived from the Applicant Defined Fund for amounts to be set at least yearly at the annual meeting by the Board of Directors. In case of extramural wards, the Administrative Director and designated employees work with the Principal Investigator with other key members of the project (as appropriate) to execute the tasks specified in the award maintaining fiscal and administrative compliance with the sponsoring agency. The institute’s qualified employees work on on-going and future projects within the Institute. Employees include biostatisticians, clinical trialists, research coordinators, fiscal officers, and clinician researchers.