In Defence of Research Administration

Martin Kirk’s article in University Affairs, “Administration – much maligned but very necessary”, describes the role of research administrators at universities and notes, “In a period of global fiscal restraint, there’s a tendency to want to cut administrative staff. But before we drain too much oil from the research machine we need to think about how we value the administrative support in myriad ways, from managing compliance requirements and financial accountabilities to helping to upload grant proposals and CVs.”

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