What We Do

The Administrative Core is responsible for defining the mission of the OSU/PNNL SRP Center. The Core ensures the paths to pursue that mission are clearly communicated internally and externally, providing our investigators with necessary tools to achieve those goals, developing a long-term vision to meet community and partner needs and fill in missing gaps in the science required to make the most informed regulatory decisions possible.

Purpose of the Core

The Administrative Core is the scientific and management hub for the Center. The Core offers financial support, management expertise, and is the contact point for internal and external communications between researchers, communites, and interested parties. The Core supports translational research projects.

Current Activities

  1. Facilitates communication between our five research Projects and support Cores, as well as with external partners.
  2. Manages partnerships with government agencies. Serves on external advisory board.
  3. Science technology liaison training. Stimulates and oversees technology transfer to commercial entities.
  4. Holds passive sampling workshop to help interested parties understand how to use the samplers.
  5. Disseminates information and tools to interested parties through our Research Translation Core.
  6. Facilitates submission of grant proposals and supplements.  Recent successful example include:
    • Lew Semprini R0 1ES032707, Development of Passive and Sustainable Cometabolic Systems to Treat Complex Contaminant Mixtures by Encapsulating Microbial Cultures and Slow Release Substrates in Hydrogels
    • NIEHS Administrative Data Integration Internal Use Case: Integration of Human External Exposure Measurements with High Throughput Biological Response Data
    • NIEHS Administrative Supplement External Use Case: The Xposome: Integration and Sharing of Xenobiotics-Associated Assays across Species, Phenotypes, and Sites. This supple. This supplement achieved integration and (interactive) Sharing of Data from the BUSRP’s Carcinogenome and Adipogenome datasets, and the Zebrafish-based OSU screens, to support exploratory data analysis, hypothesis generation and elucidation of chemicals’ Modes of Action and Adverse Effects.