As your department's Research Administrator, you provide the first oversight to make sure a grant proposal is compliant with a wide variety of federal rules related to the use of federal funds for research. First, be assured that you are not alone in this responsibility!
According to the Carnegie Classification, MSU is a "Research University with Very High Research Activity." This means that there is a well-established infrastructure in place to ensure that the research conducted at MSU complies with all federal rules and regulations.
For example, each of the following is a link to a source of information to help you with any questions that arise as you engage in the activities associated with your position as a Research Administrator:
- Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
- Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)
- Contract and Grants Administration
- Human Subjects in Research
- Animal Subjects in Research
- Semester Effort Reports
Perhaps the most important published information for Research Administrators be aware of are two Federal Circulars that lay out the specifics of how federal grant funds must be managed: