The Administration Core serves to direct and support the research and development programs of the GNL. A dedicated leadership team ensures the safe and secure operations of the laboratory, oversees programs and assesses the quality of work done, provides financial and business services, facilitates community relations and communications, ensures full compliance with select agent rules and regulations, provides information services, coordinates external program reviews and independent peer evaluations, and communicates with both UTMB administration and the NIH, NIAID Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases program management. By providing a consolidated administrative support structure, the Core efficiently utilizes resources, avoids duplication of efforts by subordinate organizational elements, and serves as a single point of contact for accurate and consistent information dissemination.

Public Health Relevance

The Administration Core directs the research and development programs of the GNL, oversees the quality of work and ensures the safe and secure operations of the laboratory as well as compliance with select agent regulations. The consolidated administrative support structure efficiently utilizes resources, avoids duplication, and serves as a single point of contact for accurate and consistent information dissemination.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
National Biocontainment Laboratory Operation Cooperative Agreement (UC7)
Project #
5UC7AI094660-04
Application #
8820991
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-PRJ-M (J1))
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-05-01
Budget End
2015-04-30
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$5,025,501
Indirect Cost
$4,387,103
Name
University of Texas Medical Br Galveston
Department
Type
DUNS #
800771149
City
Galveston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77555
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