Grants and Sponsored Research Administration
SSCC provides wrap-around research and grant office support, including proposal and budget review, faculty/staff proposal development trainings (pre- and post-award), award review, subcontracting solutions, enterprise workflow analysis, compliance support, and more. SSCC specializes in providing support to institutions without a grant office (or offices with minimal staffing) to enhance the organization's capacity to write, submit, and administer grant awards. SSCC also supports research staff at both small and large institutions, public and private, including HBCUs and MSIs, in managing day-to-day research administration and compliance requirements and deadlines, including required federal reporting deadlines.
SSCC provides rapid-response solutions to your institution's most urgent issues. Whether you have an eleventh-hour grant deadline and need support in reviewing proposal documentation, have a particularly difficult budget development issue, need a phone call to discuss a compliance event, or are unsure if a grant budget line item qualifies for indirect cost recovery, we work hard to be available when you need support. SSCC utilizes numerous technology solutions, including Google, Microsoft, Zoom, FIle Center Portal, Adobe, Scrivener, and other software, to streamline efforts, coordinate virtual help sessions, and provide the infrastructure support that you need, when you need it.
Research Policies and Procedures
Personnel and Staffing
SSCC can quickly conduct needs assessments and gap analyses to assess the compliance capacity of the institution and the research enterprise. SSCC works directly with executive leadership, and can author new policies, edit existing policies, or organize procedures to ensure that day-to-day workflow and reporting requirements are founded upon solid compliance practices. With significant experience in Title 2 CFR 200, SSCC strives to ensure that new policies and procedures are not only federally compliant, but promote research growth. Let SSCC work with you to review your policies and procedures on research misconduct, conflicts of interest, extra compensation, cost sharing/matching, non-exclusion, hazard mitigation, indirect costs, and more!
SSCC recognizes how difficult it is for an organization to recruit and retain quality personnel with expertise in proposal development, regulatory compliance, portfolio management, grant and sponsored research accounting, and working directly with faculty to ensure that quality products are prepared that accurately reflect the mission, vision, and optics of the institution. SSCC will work directly with executive leadership and Human Resources professionals to develop job announcements that maximize your organization's ability to recruit the best individuals possible. SSCC can also serve as an external committee member to ensure that the institution is prepared to ask the right questions to the pool of highly qualified candidates.
Enterprise Risk Management & Needs Assessments
SSCC can provide customized research risk management services for business, industry, education, healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations. With a sharp focus on regulatory compliance, SSCC can develop holistic research enterprise needs assessments, gap analyses, and workflow solutions (including staffing, training, and resources) to reduce overall enterprise risk and liability and prepare for federal and/or state audits.
Research Ethics & Integrity Workshops
Professionals at SSCC will work with you to to provide employee-focused training and retraining sessions that maximize organizational compliance. SSCC and nationally recognized guest speakers are equipped to assist your organization in providing Research Ethics and Integrity workshops and training opportunities that serve to strengthen award management capabilities and support current or anticipated organizational priorities.
SSCC and its staff have supported institutions throughout the lifecycle of the accreditation process. Let us work with you to guide the narrative writing and submission process for your institution's state, regional (e.g., HLC, SACSCOC, etc.), and/or national program-specific accreditation agencies.
SSCC develops custom solutions to small research and sponsored programs offices; and with over 20 years of experience in research administration, SSCC can also support large and growing enterprises as they focus on and respond to specific compliance issues, opportunities, or expansion.
Why Choose SSCC?
SSCC understands that each organizational ecosystem requires tailored solutions designed to promote research, funding growth, proposal development, and regulatory compliance. Our research experts and industry consultants are dedicated to delivering both affordable and premium support which is customized for your needs.