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  • OIG Audits in the Federally Funded Research Environment

    Includes a Live Event on 03/21/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide a description of the function of Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs), the OIG’s that impact the research community, and 2019 OIG audit plans.

    (90 minutes) This webinar will provide a description of the function of Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs), the OIG’s that impact the research community, and 2019 OIG audit plans.  Participants will hear specific information related to the NSF OIG, regarding how auditees are selected and changes to the audit process.  Case studies describing common audit findings will also be presented.

    Speakers:
    Cynthia Hope, Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs, The University of Alabama, NCURA Distinguished Educator
    Ken Lish, Supervisory Audit Manager, National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites:  Participants will want a familiarity with financial audits and an interest in understanding the Inspector General audit environment as it relates to federally funded research.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will gain an understanding of  how the NSF OIG audit process works and the best ways to minimize the expenditure of resources during an audit.
    • Participants will understand common audit findings identified by the NSF OIG and how to avoid them.

    Cynthia Hope

    Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs

    The University of Alabama
    NCURA Distinguished Educator


    Ken Lish

    Supervisory Audit Manager

    National Science Foundation
    Office of Inspector General

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • NIH Fundamentals

    Includes a Live Event on 03/13/2019 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

    This workshop provides a primary basis of understanding of proposals to and awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Workshop Time: This virtual workshop will last for 3.5 hours, with a 15 minute break around the 90 minute mark.

    This workshop provides a primary basis of understanding of proposals to and awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This workshop will give you the basics and we will walk you through the grants process, and give you an overview of key resources and websites you will need to be successful. The program is perfect for someone new to Research Administration, as well as for Research Administrators seeking to expand their knowledge of federal funding agencies. The curriculum provides an overview of the policies and procedures essential to preparing successful proposals to and managing grant awards from the NIH.

    Major content areas covered include:

    1. NIH overall structure, culture, and organization;
    2. Developing and submitting NIH proposals;
    3. The merit review process;
    4. Post-Award administration;
    5. Tips and tricks.

    Program Level: Overview
    Prerequisite: None

    The On-Demand recording will be available 10 business days after the live presentation.


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $80.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the Add button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will be able to describe the organizational structure of NIH and ways it can aid in locating funding opportunities and staff contacts.
    • Participants will be able to provide a high-level explanation of the path NIH grant applications take from submission to award and Post-Award management.
    • Participants will find answers to their questions, whether it be knowing the right website, helpdesk, or staff contact.

    Michelle Bulls

    Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration

    National Institutes of Health

    Kristin Ta

    Grants Policy Analyst, Grants Policy Division

    National Institutes of Health

    Participants receive 3.25 hours of continuing education credits = .3 CEU's.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the video workshop.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation

    This session will focus on how to evaluate GDPR risk and building sustainable privacy programs using real world examples from higher education.

    (90 minutes) A great deal of confusion is swirling around about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With GDPR enforcement in full force (as of May 25, 2018) many higher education institutions are struggling with compliance. This webinar will focus on how to evaluate GDPR risk and build sustainable privacy programs using real world examples from higher education. Participants will benefit from a basic level understanding of the GDPR.

    Speakers:

    Nancy Lynch, Associate Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    David Ross, Principal, Baker Tilly

    Level: Overview

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will leave with an understanding of the regulation and its impact on higher education.
    • Participants will learn to quantify the risk to an institution of higher education.
    • Participants will have a better understanding of data subject rights and how they apply in higher education.
    • Participants will have a better understanding the need and role of a Data Privacy Officer (DPO).

    Cynthia Hope,

    Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Sponsored Programs

    The University of Alabama
    NCURA Distinguished Educator


    Ken Lish

    Supervisory Audit Manager

    National Science Foundation
    Office of Inspector General

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Civility in Research Administration

    Civility. Compassion. Respect. Kindness. Service. Those related concepts are out of fashion in government and society right now. Let’s look at their place in the world of research administration.

    90 Minutes: Civility.  Compassion.  Respect.  Kindness.  Service.  Those related concepts are out of fashion in government and in society right now. Let’s look at their place in the world of Research Administration. Is it weak or silly to think of civility in a profession grounded in a vast policy and regulatory framework?  Is it foolish to think of civility when our conversations with frustrated customers can verge on hostility?  Is there really value in taking a compassionate approach when so many people push us for their own timeframes and their own needs?  Do we as research administrators have the responsibility to show respect even in the face of anger and frustration?  

    This webinar will be a conversation between the panelists.  We will ask questions and challenge assumptions as we discuss the practical and ethical roles of civility in a time of conflict, uncertainty, and volatility.  
    Please join us for this special webinar presentation as we wind down 2018 and prepare for 2019 with a renewed focus on the role of civility in our profession. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your team and constituencies together for this important and timely conversation.

    We invite you to contact us in advance with questions and comments by sending an email to: kmoreland@rsp.wisc.edu.

    We will be taking questions and comments throughout the webinar. We look forward to your participation.

    Speakers:

    Kim Moreland, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Stephen Hansen, Emeritus Professor and Dean, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Level: Overview

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $95
    Non-Member Price: $115


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    Kim Moreland

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

    University of Wisconsin – Madison

    Stephen Hansen

    Emeritus Professor and Dean

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Service Centers – An Introduction to Basic Accounting and Management

    This session will utilize an interactive, case-based approach to explore the basics of service centers.

    90 Minutes: This session will utilize an interactive, case-based approach to explore the basics of service centers. Using a fairly simple service center example, the session will address the calculation of rates based on federal costing standards, controls for compliant operation and considerations for successful service center financial management. Participants will have the ability to engage in a quiz-style format throughout the session and pose questions in a live, interactive forum.

    Level: Basic

    Speakers:
    Sarah T. Axelrod- Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Programs, Harvard University
    Zach Belton- Director, Huron

    Prerequisites: None

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $95
    Non-Member Price: $115


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    Participants will develop an understanding of what a service center includes, and why/when an organization would establish one; will see how service center rates are calculated; will be able to identify common compliance risks associated with service centers; and will learn approaches to better cost recovery consistent with established federal and industry standards.

    Sarah T. Axelrod

    Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Programs

    Harvard University

    Zach Belton

    Director

    Huron

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • The Power of Metrics in Research Administration

    This webinar will be a dive deep into what metrics can really do for us. We will discuss how metrics can help us support and improve our business processes and manage risk at an advanced level.

    90 minutes: This webinar will be a dive deep into what metrics can really do for us.  We will discuss how metrics can help us support and improve our business processes and manage risk at an advanced level. 

    Over the past decade, many institutions have invested in institutional systems that can be leveraged to support metric analysis.  Duke University is one of these universities and they have built a comprehensive structure for utilizing their data to support, build, and manage their operations.  At Duke University, they have institutional systems for proposal submission, purchasing, travel, ledger, closeout, post-award processes, training, etc.  The data from these systems is integrated to create monitoring metrics for cost-transfers, effort reporting, and other compliance requirements. These metrics are now available for data mining, analysis, and visualization to support the research mission and faculty more effectively.  The integrated data supports improved compliance, business operations, workload management and more at the departmental, school, and institutional levels.
     
    Also discussed will be what we can learn from the data we gather about awards, proposals, and other key areas.  Trend analysis can assist us in forecasting the future as well as identifying our challenges and opportunities. 
     
    This is an evolving field and, regardless of your institution’s scale, there are numerous opportunities to use your data to understand your institution better.  Please join us to further explore what research administration metrics can do for us. 
     
    Speakers:
    Kerry Peluso, Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, Office of Research, Florida State University
    Jim Luther, Assistant Vice President, Research Costing Compliance & Federal Reimbursement, Duke University

    Level: Advanced

    Prerequisite: Participants will want involvement with business processes and managing risk at their institution or organization.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $95
    Non-Member Price: $115


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will be able to describe how a university can utilize data to support, build, and manage their operations.
    • Participants will learn ways that integrated data can support improved compliance, business operations and workload management.
    • Participants will understand some methods that other institutions are utilizing to gather, report, and share metrics. 

    Kerry Peluso

    Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, Office of Research

    Florida State University

    Jim Luther

    Assistant Vice President, Research Costing Compliance & Federal Reimbursement

    Duke University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.

  • Administering Research Contracts

    This publication delves into many of the issues associated with the administration of research contracts. NOTE: To purchase this downloadable publication click the "Register” button.

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    This publication delves into many of the issues associated with the administration of research contracts. It looks at how contracts differ from grants, from both federal and legal perspectives. It covers the structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and how it can be used to a research administrator’s advantage when negotiating federal contracts. It looks at some of the special challenges that can arise in negotiating contracts with government agencies and with the private sector, including subcontracts of federal funds via the private sector.

    (22 pages, PDF)

    Exclusively available online. Purchase and download the PDF. Once purchased the PDF will be available for download for 30 days. To purchase click the “Register” button.


    Table of Contents

    What is a ‘Contract’?

    Staffing and Communications

          Effective Communications

          Resources Required

    Contracts at the Proposal Stage

            Exceptions to Contract Terms

            Representations and Certifications

            Subcontracting Plan

    Contracts and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

          Structure of the FAR

          FAR Numbering System

          Looking Up FAR Clauses

    Contracts at the Negotiation/Execution Stage

          Fixed-Price vs. Cost-Reimbursement Contracts

          Terms and Conditions

                      Termination

                      Equipment

                      Cost Principles

                      Administrative Requirements

                      Subcontracts

                      Period of Performance

                      Audit Requirements

                      Negotiations

    Contracts After the Award 

                      FAR Clauses often seen in contracts

    Stop-Work Order

    Contracts with the Private Sector

            Private-Sector Contracts under Private Funding

            Private-Sector Contracts under Federal Funding

    Inventions under Federal Subcontracts

    Special Issues for Small Institutions

    Conclusion


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    David Mayo is Director of Sponsored Research at the California Institute of Technology, where he has worked since 2002.  In this capacity David is responsible for the overall operations of the Office of Sponsored Research, including submission of proposals for sponsored programs, negotiation and administration of complex sponsored awards, review and interpretation of existing and emerging federal and state policies and regulations, development and implementation of campus policies and procedures, and training programs for campus staff in sponsored programs administration. 

    David is a well-respected expert in contracting and the FAR. He has received multiple honors including NCURA’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration in 2012, Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and he was recognized as an NCURA Distinguished Educator in 2016.

  • International Research Collaborations

    The purpose of this publication is to present an overview of common issues that arise in global research administration and provide suggestions and resources. NOTE: To purchase this downloadable publication click the "Register” button.

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    The purpose of this publication is to present an overview of common issues that arise in global research administration and provide suggestions and resources to senior leadership, research administrators, and faculty at U.S. institutions that support such activity; focusing on pre-award matters such as pre-planning and partnership feasibility, proposal development, and negotiation, as well as post-award issues around award management, regulatory requirements and compliance risks.

    (35 pages, PDF)

    Exclusively available online. Purchase and download the PDF. Once purchased the PDF will be available for download for 30 days. To purchase click the “Register” button.


    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Glossary and Terminology 
    • Why Collaborate Globally?  
    • How to find the Right Partner and Funding Opportunity?  
    • How to Communicate Effectively with Partners?  

    Chapter 2: Project Pre-planning

    • Partnership/Project Vision
    • Establishing Project Team Chemistry, Culture and Trust
    • Communication
    • Institutional Support for the Project 
    • Leadership of the Project (Institutional and Researcher)  
    • Project Feasibility, Funding Phasing and Eligibility Rules 
    • Sponsor Engagement
    • Special Geographical Issues
    • Compliance Landscape 
    • Agreements
    • Research or Development Project
    • Peer Advice

    Chapter 3: Proposal Development

    • Lead Writer versus Team Writing
    • Reviewing One Draft versus Multiple Drafts
    • Suggested Changes versus Absolute “Must Haves” 
    • Types of Agreements to Consider at the Proposal Stage 
    • Budget Development for a Proposal
    • Direct Costs
    • Indirect Costs
    • Budgeting Equally versus Proportionally 
    • Budget Tips for Proposal Stage

    Chapter 4: Negotiation

    • Sponsor Type 
    • Agreement Type
    • Award Negotiation: Roles and Key Considerations 
    • International Collaborator
    • International Partner or Sponsor: Culture and Customs
    • Defining the Scope of Work
    • Establishing a negotiation process at your institution
    • Academic Issues

    Chapter 5: Award Management

    • Type of Award Actions
    • Award Actions 
    • Identification of Good Accounting Practices by the International Partner(s) 
    • Managing the Terms and Conditions of the Award
    • Setting up the Subaward Accounts 
    • Subaward Monitoring
    • Transferring Money
    • Closeout 
    • Uniform Administrative Guidance (UG) and International Partners 
    • Cost Principles and Cost Accounting Standards

    Chapter 6: Regulatory and Compliance

    • General Regulatory Requirements
    • Unique Requirements and Considerations 


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    Martin Kirk, PhD, Director, Research Operations, King’s College London
    Martin leads the research & researcher function and has operational responsibility for the Research Management and Innovation Directorate (RMID) at King’s College London. He joined King's in 2018 from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he had been Director, Office of Research Services since 2007. Martin is a past president of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) and past co-chair of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS). 


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    Jeremy T. Miner, MA, Director of Grants and Contracts, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Jeremy is a seasoned second generation research administrator who has served as NCURA-SARIMA International Fellow, given conference presentations and conducted grants trainings on six continents, and authored numerous books, micrographs, and articles on grant writing and research administration.




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    Ara Tahmassian, PhD, University Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University
    Ara is Harvard University’s Chief Research Compliance Officer and responsible for the oversight of the review, development, and implementation of policies related to research compliance activities coordinating the significant compliance requirements across the university. He has been active in national and international efforts including: two terms on the Board of Directors of the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), and chairing the Research Compliance and Administration Committee. He is currently a member of COGR’s Research & Regulatory Reform committee, FDP Animal Subject’s Subcommittee, NCURA Select Committee on Peer Programs, and NCURA Select Committee on Global Affairs. 

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    Bryony Wakefield, PhD, Director, Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
    Bryony leads a team of expert research administrators, particularly in the areas of collaboration and funding, research performance and research strategy. Bryony has worked in the higher education sector for seventeen years in central and faculty roles at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. In 2017, Bryony was appointed a Fellow of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS).
     

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    Marianne R. Woods, PhD, JD, Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Research Administration, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University
    Marianne has been in research administration for over 35 years. Prior to JHU she was the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at UT San Antonio. In 20009 Marianne was the recipient of the NCURA Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration award. Dr. Woods was the 2016 ARMS-NCURA International Fellow and traveled to the University of Melbourne in Australia. She has also served on NCURA’s Select Committee on Global Affairs. 

  • Growing a Grant Seeking Culture in the Arts and Humanities

    Many faculty members within the arts and humanities are not aware of the sponsored funding opportunities available, and therefore do not pursue external resources. This webinar will offer concrete examples of best practices to promote, support, and sustain a grant-seeking culture in the arts and humanities.

    90 Minutes: Many faculty members within the arts and humanities are not aware of the sponsored funding opportunities available, and therefore do not pursue external resources. Other faculty members may be aware of grants and fellowships, but reluctant to put time and energy toward proposal writing in light of their many other academic commitments or preconceived notions of what a grant can fund. How can we support researchers and artists who may be completely new to pursuing funding opportunities? In the same vein, how can we persuade hesitant faculty of the benefits of submitting proposals? This webinar will offer concrete examples of best practices to promote, support, and sustain a grant-seeking culture in the arts and humanities. We will discuss:

    • Outreach to and strategic programming for arts and humanities faculty who are new to, or hesitant about pursuing sponsored funding for their research activities and creative work;
    • Best practices for disseminating funding opportunity announcements and newsletters to this broad, often multidisciplinary, audience;
    • Examples of proposal development tools for arts and humanities faculty; and
    • Providing support throughout the grant lifecycle for faculty and staff in these departments.

    We will draw from the perspectives of an R1 institution and a PUI to offer concrete and adaptable practices for growing a grant seeking culture in the arts and humanities.

    Prerequisites: Participants should have experience with pre-award proposal development, and a desire to work with faculty from across the arts and humanities to identify external funding opportunities.

    Speakers:
    Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer, Harvard University
    Jimmy Matejek-Morris, Sponsored Research Administrator for the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University
    Jeremy Miner, Director of Grants and Contracts, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $95
    Non-Member Price: $115


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    1. Learn ways to provide support to faculty new to seeking grants;
    2. Compare adaptable examples of funding opportunity dissemination; 
    3. Explore techniques for proposal support; 
    4. Guide less experienced departments through the entire grant process.

    Paige Belisle

    Research Development Officer

    Harvard University

    Jimmy Matejek-Morris

    Sponsored Research Administrator for the Arts and Humanities

    Harvard University

    Jeremy Miner

    Director of Grants and Contracts

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
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  • What a Departmental Administrator Needs to Know about Federal Contracts

    In this webinar, we will explore everything that a Departmental Administrator needs to know in working with federal contracts for sponsored projects.

    (90 minutes) Departmental Administrators are often the key to successful management of federal contracts and sometimes they don’t even know it. They do it all – from the point of identifying a potential contract at the proposal stage, to managing to abide by the terms over the life of the award. The Departmental Administrator is often the central point of contact, supporting the transition from grant funded PI to contract funded PI with faculty.  The DRA also supports the central offices with the detailed knowledge and expertise needed at the local level. In this webinar, we will explore everything that a Departmental Administrator needs to know in working with federal contracts for sponsored projects. We will also do exercises and have time for questions.

    Speakers:

    Samantha J. Westcott, Sponsored Research Manager, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
    Angela White-Jones, Director, Master of Research Administration (MRA) Program and the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration Programs, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida 

    Level: Intermediate

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

    Member Price: $99
    Non-Member Price: $118


    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $25.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the "Add" button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

    • Participants will learn the basic differences between grants and contracts. 
    • Participants will explore pitfalls to avoid in dealing with federal contracts. 
    • Participants will leave with some best practices in managing federal contracting funding from the Request for Application (RFA) through to Closeout and Audit.

    Samantha Westcott

    Sponsored Research Manager, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

    California Institute of Technology

    Angela White-Jones

    Master of Research Administration (MRA) Program and the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration Programs, School of Public Administration

    University of Central Florida

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

    You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

    Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

    The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

    We recommend testing your browser as soon as possible in case you need to contact your IT department for help.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.
    • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
    • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
    • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

    For additional recommendations on your computer set up for the webinar, please click here.