Client experience: Strengthening research infrastructure

Institutional challenge

A university wanted to strategically assess whether its research management infrastructure was sufficient and scalable to support the university’s goals and growth strategy.

Baker Tilly solution

Baker Tilly assessed the university’s current research management infrastructure by preparing a gap analysis of the university’s policies, procedures, and processes for the administration of sponsored projects and research. We presented the university with industry best practices for allocating facilities and administrative costs, and developed recommendations for improvements to close identified gaps. Additionally, Baker Tilly worked with university management to develop a roadmap for implementing additional infrastructure, including resource requirements, based on the projected growth of the university’s sponsored portfolio.

Results

The university leveraged the roadmap provided by Baker Tilly to provide strategic justification for allocating additional resources to its research management infrastructure, to close identified gaps, and to support the university’s growth aspirations.

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