The True Cost of Doing Research.
Feb 9 2024, ***1-2pm EST***.
The true cost of research is not often recognized by researchers or research administrators. This workshop will focus on identifying the full cost of doing research; how we might calculate costs that include direct and indirect cost of research; benefits of presenting full cost of research to funding agencies/donors; current practices of ICR recovery in Canadian and US institutions; and what we can do as institutions to provide more support to our researchers and the research community as a whole.
Presented by: Sharon Wu
Sharon Wu is currently Managing Director, Research Support Services at the University of British Columbia where she has worked in various roles since 2003. In her current role, she leads a team of 65 research and administrative professionals. Her portfolio includes Office of Research Services (ORS), Institutional Program Office (IPO), Research Finance, and VP Research and Innovation Budget Team. She and her team provide strategic research development and administration support to the UBC research community. She has over 20 years of management experience at large private and public organizations. Sharon is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), and she also has a Master of Business Administration degree. Sharon is currently a member of the CGEn (Canada's national platform for genome sequencing & analysis) Board of Directors. She is the Treasurer for the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) Board of Directors, and the Chair of their Finance and Audit Committee. She was the Treasurer of Vancouver College Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, and member of the Redevelopment Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee for four years from July 2015 to June 2019. Prior to that, she also served on the UBC UNA (University Neighbourhood Association) Board for six years, two years as Vice Chair, and one year as the Chair and President of the UNA Board. Sharon has extensive experiences in research development and management. She served on the planning committee for Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) for the annual conference. She was also on the planning committee for the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) for their 2017 annual conference. She presented in Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA) west (2007 and 2015), and also SRAI Annual Conference (2017), and has been delivering webinars for CARA the last few years.