Thursday, October 26, 2017

Additions to the Office of Sponsored Programs

This October, the Office of Sponsored Programs filled two key positions.  We are pleased to introduce these new team members to you!

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans has joined the Office of Sponsored Programs as Associate Director of Post-Award. In this role, Evans will oversee the Post Award Financial Management team and will be responsible for financial management of sponsored award portfolios.  He has twelve years of experience in university research administration, spread across three highly reputable institutions on two continents.

Gareth Evans, Associate Director
of Post-Award
His most current position was Associate Director of Research, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University.  He had held that position since July 2013, managing a sponsored research budget of $50M and a team of 8 grant administrators. In that role, he designed and implemented a centralized post award research support structure focused on a metrics-based workload model and incorporated process mapping and documenting operating procedures.

Prior to Stanford University, Evans worked in research administration at University College, London (2005-2011) and Georgetown University, DC (2011-2013). He has participated in designing and implementing university-wide research administration systems for effective management of research applications, expenditure trends, procurement, research governance and project closeouts with greater transparency and accuracy.

Considered a subject matter expert, Evans has participated in speaking and other engagements held by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).  He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC), which is responsible for the oversight of the administration of the organization, as well as the validity of its portfolio of examinations and professional certifications within the field of research administration.

Gareth will be setting up meetings with research administrators across Grounds, but if you are at Carruthers, please stop by to say “hi” to him.

Andrew Sallans

Andrew Sallans joined the Office of Sponsored Programs as the Assistant Director of Electronic Research Administration. 
In this role, Sallans will help UVA further establish and commit to electronic research administration as a “Research I” institution as well as become a data-driven research enterprise. Sallans will undertake strategic and operational work on the OSP Info Team, developing reports, ensuring data quality, increasing data fluency, benchmarking best practices at peers, connecting UVA’s internal data sets to valuable external data sets in the research arena, ensuring compliance with regulations involving Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)-related data, promoting UVA’s participation in UMETRICS ( as well as advancing ResearchUVA (including the data analytics and visualization platform, Juice).
Andrew Sallans, Assistant Director
of Electronic Research Administration

Sallans has an M.S., Management of Information Technology from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and an M.S., Library and Information Studies, Concentrations: IT Management & Information Architecture, from Florida State University.

His most recent position was Director of Operations at the Center for Open Science, a nationally-influential nonprofit technology organization based in Charlottesville with a mission “to increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research.”  In that role, Sallans was responsible for all business operations, including sponsored programs administration.  He has also held multiple positions within UVA, including head of data strategic initiatives for the UVA Library.

Sallans has significant experience presenting to a wide range of audiences, contributing to professional journals and books, and service in organizational, regional, and national professional groups.  He also has experience as a PI on several grants.

Please stop by Carruthers and welcome him back to UVA.

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