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Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) Program

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) program is a comprehensive program developed to meet the research administration needs of our campus.  The goals of this program are to:
  • Increase assurance of compliance of state, federal, and university policies and procedures
  • Provide staff with training (and tools) for their role in grant administration
  • Improve research administration service to faculty

The IDEA Curriculum includes traditional classes, interactive workshops and online instruction to enhance the learning experience.  The training program is divided into three content areas:  Fundamentals, Pre-Award, and Post-Award.

There is no fee to attend the program.  By investing in the careers of its research administrators, MUSC seeks to increase their effectiveness and streamline the administrative process related to research administration.

Now, for the first time, MUSC Research Administrators have a Pipeline that contains a comprehensive set of policies and procedures, tips and tricks, templates and contacts and other pertinent information required to prepare proposals, obtain sponsor funding and manage successful awards.                                   













Program Highlights



James Fant, MUSC Grants Administrator: Shares his Experience with the IDEA Program



NCURA Region III Spring 2015 Meeting:

The IDEA Program presented, A Grassroots Approach to Research Training, on May 12, 2015 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms.