Martha Martin, Grants and Contracts Administrator for the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), recently collaborated with UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) for a webinar on how researchers can best communicate with their community partners during the post-award process.
Martin was part of a team of presenters that included Kathy Cheek, Business Officer, Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Christina Yongue, Project Manager of ACCURE; and Madeline Mitchell, Associate Director, North Carolina Network Consortium, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
The webinar, which is available to watch online, covered post-award requirements for communicating with partner organizations to help researchers avoid common pitfalls in community-academic partnerships. Presenters also outlined strategies for engaging partners in the grants management process and providing key information to business officers and grant administrators.
The webinar highlighted topics addressed in the academic researchers’ guidebook that can be downloaded from CAGAT’s web page. The page also contains links to previous webinars that focus on other topics covered in the guide.
CAGAT is an initiative started in 2012 designed to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development and posting of guides, subsequent webinars, and assessments of their utility.
Martin is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). Prior to joining SILS in April 2015, she worked in the UNC Office of Sponsored Research for four years.