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Division of Research & Economic Development
Twamley Hall Room 103
264 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8367
Sponsored Programs Staff
Barry Milavetz, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Office of Sponsored Programs
University of North Dakota
Twamley Hall Room 100
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7306
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7306
The Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development reviews all grant proposals and contracts submitted to external agencies, and if they meet with University policies, signs for the University. In signing, he attests to University compliance with a myriad of assurances required by funding agencies. He interacts extensively with faculty, especially those involved in research and the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies, and assists faculty in linking research interests across departmental lines and organizational boundaries. He works with Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) to negotiate terms and conditions of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, particularly as they relate to intellectual properties, copyrights, patents, and publication of research findings. He also awards grants to faculty/staff for various needs relating to research and creative activity.
The Associate Vice President gives presentations on the activities and services of Sponsored Programs; presents workshops concerning grantmanship related issues; and serves on many University committees; e.g., Senate Scholarly Activities (SSAC), Senate Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety (IBC), Radiation Safety, Associate Deans for Research, etc. Additional responsibilities include supervising the Sponsored Programs' staff and managing the department.
Grants & Contracts Administration (GCA)
Michelle Bowles, M.P.A., CIP
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Manager
Michelle's many responsibilities include managing the activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), updating IRB policies and procedures and developing educational opportunities for IRB members, students, and investigators at UND, as well as ensuring that research at UND using human subjects is conducted ethically and responsibly. She is responsible for outreach activities, ensuring that UND faculty, staff, and students are aware of their obligations regarding research using human subjects. Michelle is also responsible for managing the activities of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). If you have questions concerning the IRB educational requirements, would like her to make a presentation in your department or class, or would like assistance in completing your proposal to the IRB, please contact Michelle.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrative Secretary
As the Administrative Secretary for the IRB, Steffanie supports the IRB Coordinator and the IRB by preparing and distributing IRB correspondence, minutes, reports, etc.; receiving IRB proposals and forwarding them to the appropriate reviewers; and by maintaining the IRB database. Steffanie also supports the IBC and the IACUC. Contact Steffanie if you would like to check on the status of your IRB, IBC, or IACUC proposal or if you have a question regarding completing IRB, IBC, or IACUC forms.