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Group to review CSU research operations

April 29, 2014

Representatives from Huron Consulting Group will visit campus in May to conduct an external review of Colorado State University's research administration infrastructure and operations.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the group, which will meet with central administration May 1-2 and then colleges, departments and researchers May 22-23. An executive summary is tentatively due May 28.

“Huron will work with us to analyze the operational performance of research administration functions across CSU,” said Alan Rudolph, CSU’s vice president of research.

He said the review will result in a better understanding of the resources currently available to support the research endeavor and provide recommendations to:

  • Improve service to faculty
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness of current research resources
  • Manage long-term costs and maximized investments in research administration
  • Mitigate compliance risks

Huron has performed work for more than 90 of the top 100 research universities in the United States and more than 50 of the world’s top 100 universities. 

“This review will provide a fresh perspective on our operations,” Rudolph said.