Research Administration & Development

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

The Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP) at Tufts expands and strengthens our professional network by fostering the professional development of research administration staff.

The goals of RAMP include enhancing onboarding of new research administration staff, providing guidance and knowledge for professional development, promoting a positive work environment, and reducing barriers between local and central research administration.

2022/2023 RAMP Updates

As our work has shifted to a remote/hybrid style, so too will RAMP. This year, RAMP will focus on working in teams to create content for our library of training materials. We will be looking for Mentors who are willing to work with 1-3 individuals (new and long timers) on preparing, creating, and recording a video via Zoom demonstrating/teaching how to do something in the research administration world. These topics will be solicited from you! Topic suggestions can be emailed now to they will also be solicited from the Lead RA group and Research Administration Standing Committee These videos will then be collected and turned into a toolbox for managers to assist in onboarding, as well as for LRAs who may need a refresher on a topic. There will also be opportunities for participants to be mentored in creating blog posts about their experiences.

Watch this fall for an email soliciting Mentors with eligibility criteria. Note: The CRA class is paused for FY23, but a library of study materials is available upon request.