We are all looking for efficiencies to facilitate our research administration responsibilities as we navigate through our daily work. We want our faculty to be compliant with the regulatory requirements and comfortable communicating with us. We will offer strategies and guidance for such hot topics such as risk assessment, financial conflict of interest, budgeting and invoicing, subrecipient monitoring, and funding mechanisms (cost reimbursable or fixed fee) associated with outgoing subagreements. What information can be gathered at pre-award and what must wait for the award? What considerations exist for international collaborators? What are key elements for a smooth collaborative process?