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Office of University Research


OUR Mission:

The Office of University Research (OUR) will formulate, establish, and provide service-based oversight for a comprehensive, well-balanced program designed to enhance the competitiveness of research and scholarly activities.

OUR Roles:

OUR Staff and Responsibilities:

Susan Black
Research Contracts Administrator
sblack@latech.edu
(318) 257-5075

  • Contract review
  • Interim and final financial reports
  • Closing expired accounts
  • Compliance of expenditures
  • Amendments, extensions, or budget adjustments review
  • Clarification of active accounts with agencies
  • Review of monthly statements of fund balances and ledgers
  • Preparation of Schedule 8 for Louisiana Tech financial reports
  • F & A cost projections
  • Maintenance of active accounts database

 

Beth Free
Pre-Award Coordinator
bfree@latech.edu
(318) 257-5075

  • Information on RFP’s to Research Directors
  • Resource library
  • Narrative review/format of funding proposal
  • Preparation of pre-award folders & routing of funding proposals
  • Submission of funding proposals, including electronic submissions
  • Maintenance pre-award tracking database
  • Development of newsletters (Breeze), information packets, and promotional material
  • Fastlane/LaGenius/LaSmarts System Administration
  • Communication with PI’s, Agencies, Research Directors
  • Research Council
  • Transition of grants to post-award
  • Faculty training/workshops
  • Web site development/management
  • Serves as back-up contact for Human Use and Account Technician duties

 

Elizabeth Womack
Post-Award Coordinator
egwomack@latech.edu
(318) 257-5075

  • Proposal review for budget revisions
  • Set up of new accounts (budget, profile, matching) using Comptroller’s office guidelines
  • Preparing and processing invoices and correspondence to funding agencies
  • Inquiries regarding pre-award and post-award budgets and invoices
  • Interaction with agencies regarding invoice payments

 

Sheri Herren
Account Technician
sherrenj@latech.edu
(318) 257-5075

  • Approval of expenditures for funded projects and communication with
    appropriate departments
  • Post expenditures on database
  • Reconciliation of accounts regularly to comptroller’s account
  • Contact with PI’s regarding budget adjustments or expenditures
  • Response to inquiries about accounts

 

Barbara Talbot
Secretary
btalbot@latech.edu
(318) 257-5075

  • Routing of inquiries to appropriate staff
  • Invoice cover letters, campus mail, correspondence
  • Handling of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Supervision of student workers
  • Routing of Human Use proposals

November 1st, 2014

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