Office of Research

Gifts, Grants & Contracts, and Records Retention

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Friday, February 17, 2012

12-1pm at Gerberding 142

This session begins with extensive information about records management for researcher at the UW. How many of your files, email, and notes saved in various places are covered in this policy? All of them. Our speaker will view the legal definition, case examples, records retention schedule for research, grant, and contract records, discuss some of the issues around electronic records. The later portion of this session will define a gift, a grant and a contract, and explain why it matters for legal and accounting purposes. This session finishes with case studies.

Presented by:

  • Lynne Chronister
    Assistant Vice Provost for Research & Director of Sponsored Prog, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Lynne U. Chronister serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Research and Director of Sponsored Programs at the University of Washington. With sponsored awards at over $1.4 Billion, UW is one of the largest research universities in the United States. Until February of 2008, Lynne was Vice Chancellor for Research, at the University of California, Davis and had a Volunteer Clinical Faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences within the School of Medicine. Previously, Ms. Chronister was Director of Sponsored Projects and Research at the University of Utah, Mississippi State University and the University of South Alabama. She has served on numerous international and national task forces, boards, and review committees and is listed in International Who's Who and the Who's Who in Executives and Business. Lynne co-edited and wrote Research Administration and Management, the definitive and only book available for researchers and research administrators on building and managing university research administration programs. She has a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Alabama

  • Barbara Benson
    Director, Records Management Services

    Barbara Benson received her Masters Degree in History/Archival and Records Management from New York University. She has worked as either Archivist or Records Manager for such diverse organizations as Chemical Bank; Trinity Church; New York City Department of Records and Information Services. Since 1992 she has been the Director of Records Management Services at the University of Washington.

    Ms. Benson has been a member of the ARMA International (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) Publications Editorial board since 1996. She is currently a board member of the UW Certificate Program in Electric Records Discovery in Litigation.