BCORe research administrators obtain Certified Research Administration certification

Congratulations to our two BCORe research administrators, Michelle Rose and Rosemary Rose, who recently obtained their certification as a CRA, a Certified Research Administration.

CRA certification is the highest level of certification for a research administrator and comes from the accrediting body of the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC). This certification provides evidence that an individual has been examined by an independent professional organization and has demonstrated achievement of an advanced level and understanding of the principles, concepts, and regulations for administrating research.

Michelle Rose and Rosemary Roe studied within a BCORe study group over the past six months for the 250-question exam based on the body of knowledge for research administration, including project development and administration, legal requirements and sponsor interface, financial management, and general research management.

Michelle and Rosemary join two other BCORe staff who are CRA certified: Scott Breiding and Susanne Feret.

Michelle Rose joined BCORe in July 2021 as a Senior Grant Administrator specializing in Pre-Award grant submissions. Her previous position with Stony Brook University’s Office of Sponsored Programs encompassed both pre- and post-award grant administration. As a grant administrator, Michelle has handled federal prime and sub-award applications (incl. NIH, NSF, DOD, NASA, DOJ, DOE), as well as foundational grant proposals.

Prior to grant administration, Michelle held a position under the Director of Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University, managing several grant submissions and negotiations. She came to Northeastern with four years of professional Grant Administration, and eight years of working with and through the grant process. She feels her years working as a graduate research assistant at the departmental level through the grant writing process provides a researcher perspective that has helped her to manage how best to serve the academic community while facilitating grant-funded research.

Michelle has a BA in Anthropology, MS in Biomedical Anthropology, and an MA in Biological Anthropology. She is now a CRA Certified Research Administrator.

Michelle Rose (left) and Rosemary Roe (right) become CRA Certified Research Administrators.

Rosemary Roe joined BCORe in August 2021 as a Grants Administrator specializing in Post-Award Grants management. She recently served as a Grants Specialist overseeing pre- and post-award processes at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she managed a blended portfolio of federal and foundation-funded projects (NIH/DoD/NASA).

Rosemary also worked in the Office of Research Administration as a Sponsored Program Officer during her time at Ohio State. She enjoys assisting Principal Investigators in solving financial issues as well as collaborating with peers in order to successfully manage sponsor funds while maintaining sponsor compliance.

Rosemary earned a BS from Ohio University and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Columbus State Community College. She is now a CRA Certified Research Administrator.