2017 Research Administrators' Symposium

Registration for the symposium is closed

Draft Sessions at a Glance    |   Draft Session Descriptions

Research administrators have had to respond to perhaps the greatest regulatory transformation in the world of research administration that we have ever seen. These changes present new challenges to our business and require us to react, grow, adapt, and solve.

The 2017 Research Administrators’ Symposium, “Breakthrough to Excellence,” takes these challenges head-on by bringing together professionals from across the SUNY research community to learn, share, and transform ideas into solutions.

This two-day event invites in outside experts and offers several tracks of presentations and workshops that focus on the life cycle of research administration as it exists today, covering project and proposal development; grants management; compliance; commercialization; and entrepreneurship. The symposium will empower research administrators to best support the infrastructure needed to enable and facilitate the groundbreaking scientific and scholarly research ongoing at SUNY campuses all across the state.

For more information, contact:

Laurel McAdoo, HR Administrator
(518) 434-7060


Introducing our Keynote Speaker



If you missed 2015's symposium here is a look at the programs and workshops.

Symposium Committee Welcome & Dr. Cartwright’s Keynote Address Video (29 minutes)

Service Centers Presentation Slides

Service Centers Presentation Video (40 minutes)

Research Foundation Strategic Plan presentation slides

Security Administration Presentation

MyRF and RF Report Center/PACS - PACS Presentation

Legal Update Presentation

Accounts Payable/Purchasing Presentation

Accounts Payable/Purchasing Video (40 minutes)

Managing and Leveraging Workplace Use of Social Media Presentation

Audit Alert Presentation

Dealing with Difficult People Presentation  

Dealing with Difficult People Video (48 minutes)

Corporate Ethics Presentation

Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring Presentation  

Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring Video  (49 minutes)

Export Compliance Basics Presentation

To Request Access to Export Compliance Basics Video email Learning@rfsuny.org

Innovation Policy - SUNY IP Policy Research Presentation