Sponsored Projects Administration (consisting of Grants and Contracts Administration, Subawards, Conflict of Interest in Research and Export Controls) and Research Protections (which consists of Human Research Protections, Animal Care and Use and Human Stem Cell Research), comprise the Research Administration units of the Office of Research. They have been represented on this website separately in their component pieces in order to simplify navigation and make information retrievel easier for our customers, but in practice they are managed as one unit. Bruce Morgan is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration and is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Research Administration unit.
Bruce Morgan has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration since 2009. In this role, he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Research Administration unit in the UCI Office of Research, which includes Sponsored Projects Administration, Research Protections, and Electronic Research Administration. He works with the Research Administration management team to develop strategies and implement initiatives to facilitate the conduct of UCI research and creative activities. The Research Administration unit is responsible for the majority of centralized research administration activities including, pre-award, non-financial post-award, subawards, conflict of interest, export control, human and animal research, human stem cell research, radioactive drug research, electronic research administration system development, implementation and support, and research administration training initiatives for the campus. From 2005 – 2009, Bruce served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Research at UC Riverside. Prior to that, he served as Director of Sponsored Projects at UCI from 1993 – 2005 and Contract and Grant Officer from 1991 – 1993. He also served as Fiscal Officer for the UCLA Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care from 1987 – 1991.
In addition to his campus-based responsibilities, Bruce also represents UCI nationally and globally by serving as UCI’s primary representative to the Council on Governmental Relations, and through his involvement in the National Council of University Research Administrators. He is an globally-recognized advocate for the research administration profession who has taught workshops and made presentations on topics such as negotiating research contracts with industry, intellectual property issues, university/industry relations, preparing proposal budgets, cost sharing, electronic research administration systems, subawards and subrecipient monitoring, export controls, research funding classification, confidentiality issues, and the impact of federal regulations on the daily activities of research administrators. Bruce also advocates for the profession by serving on the University of Central Florida’s Masters in Research Administration Advisory Board.