The University of Maryland’s administrative training program, Borderless Research Administration Knowledge Exchange (BRAKE), focuses on engaging international institutions as strategic cohorts concentrated on building expertise and collaboration in the management and oversight of U.S. federal funding.
The University of Maryland (UMD) is taking a unique, proactive approach to overcoming barriers to enhancing international partnerships by dedicating valuable resources to streamlining administrative functions. These efforts are intended to facilitate research collaborations by reducing administrative obstacles for researchers and strengthening our position as a top tier global research institution by encouraging joint proposal endeavors, research administration, and researcher exchange programs.
BRAKE faculty can provide face-to-face training in the following areas:
- U.S. Compliance—What is this thing called Uniform Guidance, and how does it impact International Institutions?
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – The Foreign View
- Research Administration Organization
- Foreign Applications to NIH
In addition, UMD BRAKE faculty will meet with administrative colleagues from the host Institution and provide an in-depth assessment of the attending institutions’ administrative infrastructure to ensure a culture of compliance with all federal regulations.
While on-site, UMD BRAKE faculty are also able to tour facilities and meet with faculty researchers to take the first steps to building bilateral collaborations with foreign institutions.
Cost: The host Institution is responsible for airfare, hotel, and per diem for the UMD BRAKE faculty, but there is no charge for the training itself. A typical training runs 5-7 days (with 2-3 days travel time), depending on the needs of the host. The host Institution is strongly urged ask neighboring entities to attend the training workshops (100 people max suggested) and could use registration fees to offset the UMD BRAKE faculty travel costs.
To date, UMD has engaged in onsite training with global research partners in locations across the world, including Australia, Denmark, Israel, Monterrey, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, and Sweden.
Denise Clark, Associate Vice President for Research Administration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the following title in the email subject line: BRAKE initiative