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.

RAMP Tracks

For New Employees

New employees will be invited to attend virtual group sessions, which will involve introductions to various central research offices, and making connections with fellow employees. Invitations will arrive via your Lead Research Administrator.

For Established Employees

During the Fall of 2021, monthly virtual discussion groups will be held for those interested in attending and learning/discussing ways to manage “HOT” topics in research administration. 

Topics will be selected from those that are suggested by YOU!  Submit any suggestions to Denise Rouleau (

CRA Study Group

If you are interested in studying for and taking the CRA exam in May 2022 please contact Denise Rouleau ( to be connected to others who are studying.