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To help you enhance your skillset as a research administrator, this site is your home for professional development information. Resources available include information about the Tufts research administration job family, responsibilities and competencies required for each position in the career progression, professional development opportunities available throughout the year, as well as ways to prepare for the Certified Research Administration (CRA) exam.

Career Planning at Tufts

Research Administration is a dynamic profession that welcomes individuals that are focused on continuous learning, supportive and engaging customer service, and proactive management of time and tasks at hand. Here you will find information about beginning research administration career at Tufts, as well as growing your job-related skills and competencies.

CRA Study Group

Tufts University is committed to supporting the development of research administration expertise. Study materials are available for those who would like to take the Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CRA) exam administered by the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC).

Certification in Research Administration

Tufts University supports its research administration employees in the pursuit of the designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Administrator (CPRA), and/or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) through the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC). Our Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP) includes among its goals both studying to take the CRA exam and preparation for activities that count towards RACC’s recertification contact hour requirements.