Rush University's Harley to Address Society of Research Administrators International Meeting

September 18, 2017

The Society of Research Administrators International has invited Allecia A. Harley, MPH, CCRP, CRA, to speak at its 2017 annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, October 14-18, at the Vancouver Convention Center. Harley is the associate vice president for clinical research administration in the Office of Research Affairs at Rush University.

Harley’s session, entitled “Federal, Industry and Non-Profit: Research Administration Responsibilities for Different Sponsor Types,” will address many of the different administrative processes associated with the initiation and ongoing management of clinical research studies sponsored by federal agencies, industry sponsors or nonprofit entities. While federal and nonprofit sponsored research is typically managed by a sponsored programs office and industry clinical trials are commonly managed by an institution’s clinical trials office, challenges arise when administrators manage unfamiliar study types (e.g., federally sponsored clinical trials or industry trials at institutions that do not have a formal clinical trials office). Key areas of focus for this session will include budget and coverage analysis development, contractual obligations and ongoing financial management of open and active clinical research.

Harley has helped Rush more than double the number of principal investigators engaged in clinical research and grow revenue from sponsors. Prior to joining Rush in October 2014, she was a director at Huron Consulting Group, where she provided oversight to multi-disciplinary project teams that assisted academic medical centers, National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and health systems with complex regulatory challenges in research administration. She has more than 20 years of experience in research administration and has spoken at numerous national and regional conferences regarding research administration and compliance.

The Society of Research Administrators International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to more than 5,600 members from 40 countries. For more information or to register for the 2017 SRA International annual meeting, visit their website.