Topics in Research Administration

Educational offerings featuring high level topics including compliance, policies, practice and emerging trends.

Upcoming Events

Check back in the fall of 2020 for upcoming events.

Presentations from Past Events



MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT Campus [PDF] – April 2, 2019

This “Topics in Research Administration” session will focus on the relationship between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT campus.  Join us as we learn more about Lincoln Laboratory, exciting research underway, and the increasing connections with campus.  We will also learn about the special contracting relationship between the Lab and Campus and how we can support the increasing engagement and shared activities between the two.

The Auditors are Coming! [PDF] – March 27, 2018

Presenters: Michael Moody, Institute Auditor; Michael Bowers, Associate Director, Information Technology and Campus Audit Services; and, Kallie Firestone, Senior Compliance Specialist, Campus Audit Services. If anyone is interested in having the Audit Division speaking to their DLC, contact Mike Moody.

Export Control Affects You Every Day [PDF] – January 23, 2018 

Presenters: Janet Johnston, Export Control Officer, Office of the VPR (formerly OSP).

Gifts vs. Grants; Implications for Indirect Costs [PDF - requires Touchstone login] – December 7, 2017

Presenters:  Claude Canizares, the Bruno B. Rossi Distinguished Professor and former Vice President for Research; Richelle Nessralla, Office of General Counsel; Lorry Spitzer, Office of General Counsel; and Shawna Vogel, a past Director of Grant and Contract Administration. 

Primer on Intellectual Property and the Role of TLO [PDF - requires Touchstone login]  – October 25, 2017 

Presenter: Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office