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  • NSF Grant Awards and Cash Management Processes and Procedures

    Includes a Live Event on 05/15/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide an overview of NSF's Grants Awards Process and Cash Payment processes and procedures.

    90 Minutes: This webinar will provide an overview of NSF's Grants Awards Process and Cash Payment processes and procedures.

    The faculty will provide attendees with an understanding of:

    1. Grant awardees' responsibilities
    2. Common reasons for award delays
    3. Detailed information on the cash management (payment process)
    4. Overview of NSF's baseline monitoring activities

    This webinar will apply to individuals who file financial reports and manage incoming NSF cash. Departmental grants administrators trying to interpret a notice of award and those needing an understanding of NSF post-award requirements are also encouraged to attend.  Everyone will benefit!

    Level: Overview

    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the Grant pre-award, the award process, and the cash management processes would be helpful.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is now 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.


    Additional Registrations:

    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.

    • Gain knowledge of the grant award process
    • Identify the common reasons for grant award delays
    • Understand the grant payment process
    • Understand NSF's baseline monitoring activities

    John Sholhead

    Chief, Cash Management, Division of Financial Management

    National Science Foundation

    Chris Berner

    Section Head, Grants Cash Management Section, Division of Financial Management

    National Science Foundation

    Rashawn Farrior

    Team Leader, Division of Grants and Agreements

    National Science Foundation

    Dorothy Battle

    Senior Accountant, Grants Cash Management Section, Division of Financial Management

    National Science Foundation

    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 New Era of Effort Reporting

    The workshop will examine both the traditional effort reporting methodology, in addition to discussing the latest alternative methodologies, with an overarching focus on internal controls.

    Workshop Time: 1:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

    Whether an institution charges and documents personnel costs using a traditional effort reporting methodology, or uses an alternative approach, this requirement has not gone away. Though conceptually simple, people with experience know there are a number of factors that can quickly reduce this administrative exercise to a bureaucratic nightmare. In addition, there aren't many financial compliance issues that can draw the wrath from PIs as fast as this one. Just try explaining why a faculty member can't exclude proposal writing from their University activities when they wrote their proposals on the weekend. While the Uniform Guidance leaves each Institution with flexibility to devise a compliant "system" that works for them, there is a stronger emphasis on internal controls.  

    This workshop will focus on some key principles for good management of the requirements for charging and documenting personnel costs: policies and procedures; training programs; documentation; and oversight. In addition, given the continuing federal audits of this area, the workshop will focus on some common issues that have arisen in a number of OIG audits. The workshop will examine both the traditional effort reporting methodology, in addition to discussing the latest alternative methodologies, with an overarching focus on internal controls. Workshop faculty will also focus on creating a streamlined process that emphasizes administrative burden reduction for faculty and institutions, which is a growing and important trend in research administration.   Questions will be welcomed by the faculty.

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: Participants will need a basic understanding of the principles of compensation reporting.


    Additional Registrations:

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $75.00 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 the principal requirements of institutional systems for charging and documenting personnel costs, including policies and procedures. 
    • Participants will gain knowledge of recent audits and findings in this area. 
    • Participants will gain knowledge about key issues that need attention in university practices in this area.

    Ashley Whitaker

    Associate Director

    Nova Southeastern University

    Elena Cruse

    Assistant Director, Financial Services, Revenue and Financial Management

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Kristi Bazata

    Director, Research Policy & Indirect Cost

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    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 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.


  • Part II: Rigor and Reproducibility for the Research Administrator

    This webinar will focus on how to create a training and communication plan to simplify NIH's Rigor and Reproducibility Policy for researchers.

    90 Minutes: NIH's Rigor and Reproducibility Policy took effect for research grants and mentored career development award applications submitted for the January 25, 2016 due date and beyond. It is expected to take effect for institutional training grants and fellowships soon. Communicating and simplifying this policy to researchers by administrators can be a challenge. This webinar will focus on how to create a training and communication plan to simplify the Policy for researchers.

    Audience: Research Administrators, research integrity officers, grants managers, and other key stakeholders

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: Ideal for Pre-Award Research Administrators with experience and an understanding of NIH proposal requirements who want a better understanding of NIH’s Policy, and how they can communicate effectively with researchers to comply. Also ideal for those in research compliance or research integrity positions. The webinar will provide a deeper understanding of the scientific requirements in a simplified format meant for non-scientists.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is now 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.


    Additional Registrations:
    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.

    • Learn about the background of NIH’s Rigor and Reproducibility Policy, and why it is important.
    • Learn about the sections of the proposal impacted by the Policy.
    • Learn the four key areas of the Policy: Scientific Premise, Scientific Rigor, Sex as a Biological Variable, and the Authentication of Key Chemical/Biologic Resources.
    • Learn effective ways to communicate to researchers how this policy impacts the way they prepare their grants, including tips and resources.
    • FAQs we’ve collected from researchers.
    • Learn how your institution can support the Policy.

    Michelle Benson

    PhD, Assistant Director for Research Integrity and Compliance, Office of Research Compliance and Training

    Columbia University

    Stephanie Scott

    MS, CRA, Director of Policy and Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration

    Columbia 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.

  • Part I: Public Access: Practical Ways to Assist Faculty to Comply with Public Access Policies

    This webinar will provide an overview on the resources that are available to assist faculty with adhering to federal public access policies for data publications, and provide resources to promote proper data management during all stages of the research lifecycle.

    90 Minutes: This webinar will provide an overview on the resources that are available to assist faculty with adhering to federal public access policies for data publications, and provide resources to promote proper data management during all stages of the research lifecycle. We'll explore the services that may be readily available within your own institutions, and additional resources that could easily be implemented.

    Audience: Research Administrators, grants managers, librarians, research administration leadership, and others who work directly with faculty.

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: attendees should already have awareness of various public access policies, and may understand their intent, but want to gain a deeper understanding of them and learn best practices for implementation at their institutions.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.

    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is now 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.


    Additional Registrations:
    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.

    • Learn to navigate grant mandates around data management and sharing, and provide support for researchers' data needs at key places in the data lifecycle. 
    • Learn ways to support faculty with publication public access requirements, using the NIH Public Access Policy as an example.
    • Learn about Columbia University’s Research and Data Integrity Program (ReaDI) and how such a program can be adopted at your institution to support public access mandates.

    Michelle Benson

    PhD, Assistant Director for Research Integrity and Compliance, Office of Research Compliance and Training

    Columbia University

    Stephanie Scott

    MS, CRA, Director of Policy and Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration

    Columbia University

    Kristin Briney

    PhD, Data Services Librarian, UWM Libraries

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    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.

  • Communication Strategies for International Collaborations Throughout the Sponsored Projects Lifecycle (SPL)

    Global diversity and international collaboration has become vital to the Research Community. These new collaborations require extra thought, planning, and sensitivity starting at the proposal submission stage and lasting through the final compliance obligations.

    90 Minutes: Global diversity and international collaboration has become vital to the Research Community. These new collaborations require extra thought, planning, and sensitivity starting at the proposal submission stage and lasting through the final compliance obligations.  Federal regulations and grant terminology may not be common place for institutions in developing countries.  Research-intensive non-US institutions may have their own culture when negotiating contracts that require heightened sensitivity from US counterparts.  This webinar will focus on the important role of communication, both verbal and written, throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored project.

    Audience: anyone working on proposal development and submission, negotiating awards, and/or collecting financial documentation with International Collaborators.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.

    Member Price: $95
    EARMA Member Price: $103.50
    Non-Member Price: $115


    Additional Registrations:

    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 provided real-life examples to demonstrate best practices in foreign collaborations in order to relieve confusion and tensions between both parties.

    Peggy Darnowsky

    International Grants Specialist

    Partners Research Management

    Amanda Humphrey

    Director, Award Administration

    Northeastern University

    Charles Muiruri

    Researcher and Program Director

    Global Health Institute, Duke University

    Ahaz Kulanga

    KCMC Project Coordinator/ Leader, KCMC Leadership Division Vice Provost

    Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College in Tanzania

    Megan Moore

    Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer

    Harvard University, Office for Sponsored Programs

    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.

  • Managing Sponsored Research Risk in an International Environment

    Join representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Jhpiego (an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins), and Baker Tilly to discuss international research risks and considerations.

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    NCURA, in Cooperation with our Silver Year Long Contributing Partner Baker Tilly, brings you this must see educational program on Managing Risk in an International Environment.

    90 Minutes: Join representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Jhpiego (an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins), and Baker Tilly to discuss international research risks and considerations.

    Level: Overview

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.


    Additional Registrations:

    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 insights on current and emerging regulations and risk areas faced by institutions;
    • Learn strategies for identifying, assessing, and managing international risks;
    • Receive leading industry practices and tips related to monitoring and auditing international research activities.

    Frank Bossle (Moderator)

    Director

    Baker Tilly LLP

    Ron Geary

    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins

    Nga LeMoine

    Internal Audit

    Johns Hopkins 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.

  • Data Transfer and Use Agreements (DTUAs)

    In the current era of Big Data, sharing of and access to research data have become integral to our faculty’s research programs.

    90 Minutes: In the current era of Big Data, sharing of and access to research data have become integral to our faculty’s research programs.  Federal agencies have recognized the importance of resource and data sharing to enhance the ultimate value of Federally-funded research and have implemented (and continue to implement) various data sharing policies and requirements.  Many types of research data may be shared freely between research institutions; however, in certain scenarios or for certain types of data, the involved parties must first enter into an agreement to govern the transfer and use of the data. 

    This session will cover the factors to be considered in determining whether an agreement is needed, the core elements of a Data Transfer and Use Agreement (DTUA), and additional terms that should be added for a few common data types.  This session will also touch upon regulatory developments that are leading to increases in the volume of this type of agreement.

    Level: Overview

    Pre-requisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of agreements.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.


    Additional Registrations:

    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:

    • Considerations in determining whether an agreement is needed in order to share data and, if so, how to determine what additional terms may be needed based on the type of data being shared.
    • About the core elements of a data sharing agreement.
    • About regulatory developments that impact the current state of data sharing agreements.

    Melissa Korf

    Associate Director, Grants & Contracts, Sponsored Programs Administration

    Harvard Medical School

    Jill A. Frankenfield

    Associate Director, Office of Research Administration

    University of Maryland

    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.

  • Developing Policies and Procedures

    Policies and procedures are important tools for making an institution's research enterprise run smoothly and are an element of the internal control framework. This program will focus on the mechanics of establishing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures.

    90 Minutes: Policies and procedures are important tools for making an institution's research enterprise run smoothly and are an element of the internal control framework.  This program will focus on the mechanics of establishing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures.

    Level: Intermediate

    Pre-requisites: A basic understanding of research administration in a pre-, post-, departmental, or compliance area.

    Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar.


    Additional Registrations:

    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.

    Attendees will gain an understanding of:

    • the importance of having institutional policies and procedures for research activity
    • processes for developing research policies and procedures

    Jeffrey Silber

    Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services

    Cornell University

    Jennifer Rodis

    Policy & Planning Analyst

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    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.

  • NSF Fundamentals Workshop

    Does your institution receive NSF Funding? The NSF Fundamentals Virtual Workshop is an essential part of your onboarding and continuing education program on your campus!

    This workshop provides a primary basis of understanding of proposals to and awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    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 NSF.

    Major content areas covered include:

    • NSF overall structure, culture, and organization;
    • Developing NSF proposals;
    • The merit review process;
    • Post-award administration;
    • Tips and tricks.

    Pre-requisites: None

    Member Price: $169
    EARMA Member Price: $103.50
    Non-Member Price: $199


    Additional Registrations:

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $50.00 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 understand the policies and procedures that guide the preparation of proposals to NSF as well as those that guide the management of NSF awards.
    • Participants will understand NSF organization, structure and culture and what that means for you and your organization.
    • Participants will learn when it is appropriate to pose questions to an NSF program officer, grants officer or the Policy Office.

    Jamie French

    Division Director, Division Grants and Agreements, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management

    National Science Foundation

    Participants receive 3.25 hours of continuing education credits = .3 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.

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  • Understanding the Administratively Complex and High-risk Business Objective of Cost Sharing

    This webinar will explore the many elements of cost sharing, ranging from the pre-award, often strategic decision to engage in cost sharing from different methods to handle the post award management of cost sharing, offering the participant a lifecycle view of cost sharing.

    90 Minutes: Cost sharing represents an administratively complex and high-risk business objective. This webinar will explore the many elements of cost sharing, ranging from the pre-award, often strategic decision to engage in cost sharing from different methods to handle the post award management of cost sharing, offering the participant a lifecycle view of cost sharing. 

    The webinar will touch on basic concepts such as what constitutes cost sharing at the proposal stage and federal policies and guidelines related to cost sharing, but will primarily be focused on more complicated concepts, including the impacts of cost sharing on an institution, the functional areas cost sharing touches outside of sponsored research (e.g., finance and budget), and the weighing of strategic interests against traditional compliance when entering into a cost share agreement.

    Level: Intermediate

    Pre-requisites: The webinar will touch on basic concepts such as what constitutes cost sharing at the proposal stage and federal policies and guidelines related to cost sharing, but will primarily be focused on more complicated concepts, so a general understanding of cost sharing will be helpful.

    Handouts will be available 2 hours before the live webinar.


    Additional Registrations:

    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 explore challenges and approaches related to tracking and funding of cost share commitments and effectively using enterprise management systems to help where possible, including a case study examining an institutional change in post-award cost sharing tracking (including evaluation, design, and implementation).

    Kelly Morrison

    Director of Pre-Award, Office of Sponsored Programs

    University of Virginia

    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.