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About
LRA

Local Research Administration

Local Research Administration (LRA) provides support within the schools and centers at Tufts.

Local Research Administrators (LRAs) provide pre-and post-award support to investigators who engage in sponsored activities related to research, teaching, and service. They are located at the schools and centers to provide hands-on active day-to-day support.

Local Research Administration is a sub function of RAD

RAD

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development (RAD) helps investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals, providing expertise and support throughout the Award Lifecycle.

LRAs responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate investigator engagement with all research support offices
  • Acting as point of contact with Central Administration in pre- and post-award matters
  • Managing proposal preparation
  • Partnering with the Budget Center in preparation of the funding forecasts and plans to spend
  • Assisting the PI in fiscal management of his or her research portfolio (hard and soft money)
  • Promoting compliance with sponsor and Tufts policies.

Local Research administrators (LRAs) work with investigators throughout the entire Research Lifecycle and interface with central functions related to sponsored awards.

Related Offices & Functions

RAD

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development (RAD) helps investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals, providing expertise and support throughout the Award Lifecycle.
PRE

Central Pre-Award

Central Pre-Award

Central Pre-Award provides mandatory review, approval and submission for sponsored funding.
POST

Central Post-Award

Central Post-Award

Post-Award provides financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, and is part of of the Finance Division, office of the Controller.