Thomas Jefferson University

Research Administration Center of Excellence

The Research Administration Center of Excellence (RACE) is a shared service center that will provide faculty-centric research administration support across Jefferson.

The RACE Vision

Handling the business of research, so faculty can perform the research. The RACE objectives are:

  • enhance service for all researchers across campus;
  • ensure consistent processes and procedures across departments; and
  • provide our grants management staff a clear career path.
RACE wants to hear
from you!

Share suggestions or feedback with RACE.

Town Hall Meeting Minutes

Town halls are exchanges to collectively pool ideas, make decisions and offers a forum for discussion. Below are recent town hall presentations:

Please note that you must be on the campus network (via RAP, if off campus)
to access the RACE Town Hall PDFs.

Research Reference Matrices

Proposal Roles & Responsibilities Matrix

Establishes what each member of the pre-award proposal team is responsible for as applications are prepared and submitted. It is geared toward NIH Cayuse submissions, but there are instructions for other types of grant applications as well.

Roles & Responsibilities Matrix

This matrix outlines the detailed Roles & Responsibilities for the PI, Department/College, RACE, ORA, and SPAO for the whole life cycle of grants management for both Pre-Award and Post-Award Administration.

RACE Service Level Agreement

Please note that you must be on the campus network (via RAP, if off-campus)
to access the RACE SLA PDF.

The Service Level Agreement is RACE's promise of service to each department they are serving. The Agreement will outline the support services that RACE will provide to faculty as well as the level of communication the department can expect.