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Affordable and tailored research administration and regulatory compliance solutions for higher education, healthcare, business, and non-profit organizations.

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Transform Your Research Enterprise 

Shepard-Smith Compliance Consulting, LLC has earned the trust of clients throughout the U.S. with its Research Lifeline support. At SSCC, we specialize in helping institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other organizations optimize their research operations. Our experts will work directly with research administrators and executive leadership to not only identify areas for improvement but develop customized solutions, including policies and procedures aligned with federal regulatory requirements, to meet your unique needs and support funding growth.

Grants and Sponsored Research

SSCC services are designed to help your organization's research administrators prepare for funding growth, stay up-to-date with the latest in regulatory requirements, and support a culture of grant and research excellence. SSCC can support your enterprise with robust solutions, from complex policy development to proposal writing to enterprise gap analyses, to promote research growth. 

Risk Management and Assessment

Efficient operations are key to the success of any organization. SSCC can provide SWOT analyses to identify improvement areas and recommend strategies to streamline your processes and increase research and funding growth. SSCC also serves as a third-party evaluator for federal, state, and privately funded grant awards, and has supported evaluation of awards from the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce, Labor, the National Institutes of Health, and more. 

Research Ethics and Integrity Workshops

Whether your organization is seeking training on the responsible and ethical conduct of research, grant fraud mitigation, research misconduct, conflicts of interest, intellectual property theft, export control, conflict resolution for faculty and staff, or other topics, SSCC can deliver meaningful virtual and in-person sessions on critical research topics to support enterprise growth.

Customized Solutions

At SSCC, we understand that every circumstance is unique. That's why we offer tailored solutions designed to meet your research needs, including working side-by-side with your technical writers, conducting third-party evaluations, drafting accreditation narratives, working with HR to ensure you hire appropriate personnel, conducting fraud examination mock audits, and much more. 

Transform Your Research Enterprise, Engage New Funding Agencies, and Strengthen Compliance

Shepard-Smith Compliance Consulting, LLC maintains professional liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, medical malpractice insurance, and medical consulting insurance. SSCC is registered with the IRS and the Indiana Secretary of State and is located in historic Terre Haute, Indiana.

Why Choose SSCC

20+ years of research administration experience, evaluation, grantwriting, and higher education leadership.

20+ years of healthcare, executive  administration, QAPI, data analytics, CMS reporting, and procurement expertise.

Simple invoicing or retainer terms. SSCC develops terms that work for each client with no surprises.

A variety of services, from policy  development to support for grants and sponsored programs.

Nationally recognized personalized consultants in grant administration, healthcare, government relations, and more. 

Customized Research Consulting Services

SSCC provides a wide range of consulting services to help your institution remain compliant while concurrently supporting growth. From compliance consulting to operational efficiency assessments to data analytics to providing campus research workshops, our experts can provide the support that you need, when you need it, for the staff that needs it the most. 

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