Research Administration and Human Resources

The Sheps Center’s goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and research administration expertise to our faculty and staff.  To achieve that, the Center is supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Research Administration Services Center and Human Resources department.



The Sheps Center partners with the OVCR’s Research Administration Service Center to provide support to researchers with contract and grant applications and financial management.

Within this partnership, we give guidance and instruction with research administration activities such as:

  • Pre- and post-award administration in partnership with the university’s Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Data generation for completing agency forms and reports
  • Proposal packaging and submission; and establishing and managing financial awards

In addition, we serve as a liaison between a number of university departments and other campus offices for the research administration, financial management and human resources processes.

Contract and grant administrators are assigned to specific Center investigators, and do not rotate. This to ensure that there is clear and consistent delegation of responsibilities, which allows investigators and research staff to focus on research rather than on administrative concerns.



The OVCR HR team also offers support in the following areas:

    • Counseling
    • Job creation
    • Recruitment, retention
    • End of employment
    • Payroll; facilities

For inquiries and HR matters, please contact our HR Specialist, Cathy Lyons at