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  • Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, we will conduct a deep dive into salary budgets. The session will analyze a broad spectrum of concerns, including but not limited to salary on academic vs. calendar vs. summer calendars. Material will explore the intersection of effort and payroll, budgeting for non-faculty personnel, conflicts of interest, and other auditing concerns. We will address the budget lifecycle, exploring how the pre-award stage lays groundwork for the post-award journey. We’ll discuss budgeting considerations that can set the path for project success or lead to unintended consequences and challenges that last even after closeout.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    A Boat-Builder’s Guide: Budgeting Salaries for Sea-Worthy Research 

    March 23, 2023
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EST * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EST * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    In this webinar, we will conduct a deep dive into salary budgets. The session will analyze a broad spectrum of concerns, including but not limited to salary on academic vs. calendar vs. summer calendars. Material will explore the intersection of effort and payroll, budgeting for non-faculty personnel, conflicts of interest, and other auditing concerns. We will address the budget lifecycle, exploring how the pre-award stage lays groundwork for the post-award journey. We’ll discuss budgeting considerations that can set the path for project success or lead to unintended consequences and challenges that last even after closeout.

    The webinar will serve participants at many levels of research administration. New research administrators learn how to effectively create a budget with strong fundamentals. Experienced research administrators may study challenging budget issues and think through solutions. Departmental administrators will receive takeaways to assist their work with faculty and central administration. Central administrators will gain insight into the process and how to better engage departmental or faculty partners to improve budgeting and budget review. 

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Participants will:

    • Understand how the budgeting of salaries helps to operationalize a project and set it for ‘smooth sailing.’ 
    • Get a better understanding of the details needed in successful personnel budgets. 
    • Understand how to address key issues with faculty members when discussing salaries. 
    • Receive concrete takeaways that will be useful for any research administrator working with budgeted salaries.

    Outline: Questioning the Budget: Salaries

    Checklist Questions:

    1. The Crew: Who will be on this project?
    2. Man the Stations: What will each person be doing on the project?
    3. Watching the Stars: When will they need to do the work on the project?
    4. The Map: Where will the project work be conducted?
    5. The Rudder: Why will the project benefit from the work?
    6. Bounty: How will the project benefit the sponsor?

    Patience Graybill

    Research Administrator, Pre-Award Specialist

    Office of Research Development & Administration, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

    Jeffrey Ritchie

    Director of Sponsored Programs

    Hamilton College

    Samantha Westcott

    Research Administrator

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $130.00 Non-Member Price: $160.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 03/07/2023 at 11:15 PM (EST)

    NCURA Agency Day, streaming live from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    NCURA Agency Day 

    March 7, 2023

    NIH Update

    8:15 – 9:45 am Pacific
    9:15 -10:45 am Mountain
    10:15 -  11:45 am Central
    11:15 am – 12:45 pm Eastern 

    Level: Update

    Do not miss this opportunity to hear about what is new and what is being developed within the National Institute of Health's (NIH) programs, policies, and budgets. In this comprehensive review, participants will learn about the newest policy updates and how their respective institutions may be impacted. Upon completion of the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about new and existing policies and procedures. Topics include recent and upcoming changes to NIH policy, compliance requirements, and so much more!

    Learning Objectives

    • Participants will learn about NIH's budget priorities. 
    • Participants will learn about new policies and compliance initiatives. 
    • Participants will gain insight into current issues at NIH. 

    Prerequisites

    Participants will want basic knowledge of NIH. 

    Ashley Alexander, Assistant Grants Policy Officer, Division of Grants Policy (DGP), Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), National Institutes of Health
    Gina Matrassi, Systems Policy Analyst, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), Systems Policy Branch (SPB), National Institutes of Health
    Brian Sass-Hurst, Assistant Grants Compliance Officer, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight (DGCO), National Institutes of Health 

    NSF Update

    10:15 -  11:30 am Pacific
    11:15 am – 12:30 pm Mountain
    12:15 – 1:30 pm Central
    1:15 – 2:30 pm Eastern

    Level: Update

    This session will cover updates to the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) including revisions to the biographical sketch and current and pending support, and the transition to Research.gov for proposal preparation and submission. 

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will learn and be able to ask questions about NSF proposal and award policies and procedures, agency priorities, and advances with proposal submission modernization and Research.gov. 

    Prerequisites

    Participants will want to be involved with, or impacted by, NSF policies. 

    Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, National Science Foundation  Department Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management 


    Q&A with OPERA –
    Data Sharing and Disclosures  

    1:00 – 2:15 pm Pacific
    2:00 – 3:15 pm Mountain
    3:00 – 4:15 pm Central 
    4:00 – 5:15 pm Eastern

    Level: Update

    Join panelists from the NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) for a discussion of common questions from the community related to data sharing, disclosures, other support and foreign interference.  

    Michelle Bulls, Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), National Institutes of Health
    Kristin Ta, Deputy Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), National Institutes of Health  


    Ashley Alexander

    Assistant Grants Policy Officer, Division of Grants Policy (DGP), Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)

    National Institutes of Health

    NIH Update Presenter

    Gina Matrassi

    Systems Policy Analyst, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), Systems Policy Branch (SPB)

    National Institutes of Health

    NIH Update Presenter

    Brian Sass-Hurst

    Assistant Grants Compliance Officer, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight (DGCO)

    National Institutes of Health

    NIH Update Presenter

    Jean Feldman

    Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

    National Science Foundation

    NSF Update Presenter

    Michelle Bulls

    Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)

    National Institutes of Health

    Q&A with OPERA Panelist

    Kristin Ta

    Deputy Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)

    National Institutes of Health

    Q&A with OPERA Panelist

    Participants receive 4 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the live streaming event.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.
    • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.


    Member Price: $255.00 Non-Member Price: $310.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will provide an overview of the subaward lifecycle, with a focus on monitoring components throughout the process. It will clarify subtle distinctions in policy and practice, and provide tools for effective risk management.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Subawards: Sense and Sensibility 

    February 16, 2023
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EST * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EST * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Subrecipient monitoring is a delicate balance between maintaining compliance and facilitating collaboration. This webinar will provide an overview of the subaward lifecycle, with a focus on monitoring components throughout the process. It will clarify subtle distinctions in policy and practice, and provide tools for effective risk management.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Participants will:

    1. Learn the Uniform Guidance requirements related to subwards
    2. Discover the standard monitoring practices throughout the subaward lifecycle
    3. Investigate tools, tricks and best practices for maintaining a balanced approach to compliance and collaboration

    Beth Kingsley, CRA

    Associate Director, Subaward Management Team

    Office of Sponsored Projects, Yale University

    Carrie Chesbro

    Assistant Director, Subawards & Subrecipient Monitoring

    Office of Sponsored Research, Stanford University

    Robert Prentiss

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Office of Sponsored Projects, Yale University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $130.00 Non-Member Price: $160.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/13/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join our panel to learn the latest information and timelines on NSPM-33 guidance. Our group will discuss the guidance and recent updates, focusing on the requirements of Research Security programs.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    NSPM-33: Best Practices and Lessons Learned 

    February 13, 2023
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EST * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EST * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Join our panel to learn the latest information and timelines on NSPM-33 guidance.  Our group will discuss the guidance and recent updates, focusing on the requirements of Research Security programs.

    We’ll also talk about approaches to managing these requirements, including what institutions are doing in anticipation, including:

    1. Campus coordination and buy-in
    2. ORCID adoption
    3. Disclosure policies (proposal and COI/COC)

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Rebecca Keiser

    Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy and Head

    Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

    Lisa Nichols

    Executive Director of Research Security

    University of Michigan

    Lori Ann Schultz

    Assistant Vice President, Research Intelligence

    University of Arizona

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $130.00 Non-Member Price: $160.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Recorded On: 01/26/2023

    This presentation will help attendees define cost sharing, identify the types of cost sharing, explain how cost sharing can go wrong, and touch on best practices and experiences from the presenters’ time in research administration, as well as the After the Show for discussion and Q&A!

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Cost Scare Share: The Good, the Bad and the Horror! 

    January 26, 2023
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EST * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EST * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Cost sharing can be a challenge to research administrators, new and old, and it can present a lot of burdens, some may say horror! This webinar is designed to provide an overview and share horror stories and tips for navigating cost share across the lifecycle, including at the proposal, award receipt, award management, and closeout stages.  Attend this webinar to learn from real-life case studies and make cost-sharing less of a nightmare! This presentation will help attendees define cost sharing, identify the types of cost sharing, explain how cost sharing can go wrong, and touch on best practices and experiences from the presenters’ time in research administration, as well as the After the Show for discussion and Q&;A!

    Prerequisites

    • It's recommended, though optional for participants to have some experience in research administration. 
    • Participants will benefit from an intermediate understanding of research administration, which builds upon their knowledge base to tackle a complex subject. Participants who want a detailed review and problem-solving solutions for cost-sharing will also find this helpful.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    • Participants will be able to apply the principles of the federal Uniform Guidance that govern federal cost-share requirements.
    • Participants will take away "lessons learned" from cost-sharing case studies.
    • Participants will understand the key cost-sharing issues across the lifecycle of an award. 

    Erin Bailey

    Chief Financial Officer

    Clinical and Translational Research Institute, University at Buffalo

    Jeff Derr

    Sponsored Research Manager, Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

    California Institute of Technology

    Roseann Luongo

    Higher Ed Consulting Director

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $130.00 Non-Member Price: $160.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Recorded On: 12/05/2022

    Come join our panel for the presentation and follow-on “Ask the Speaker” session addressing the allocation definition and acceptable practices.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Allocating Costs Effectively: How to Divide the Pie 

    December 5, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Working with faculty to assign the cost of resources to a project poses a challenge, especially when those resources benefit multiple (yet highly related!) projects. Articulating a solution to distribute costs among projects that is acceptable to sponsor, institution, and PI is one of the trickiest in research administration.  You may know general guard rails; but, is the approach defendable? Come join our panel for the presentation and follow-on “Ask the Speaker” session addressing the allocation definition and acceptable practices. In addition to informative background, the panel will work through case studies that may feel instantly familiar and challenge you to produce clever solutions.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Tolise Dailey

    Director, Training & Education Development and Communication & Outreach

    Office of Research Administration, Duke University

    Heather Offhaus

    Director, Medical School Grant Services & Analysis

    Office of Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Josh Rosenberg

    Senior Director, Grants and Contracts

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $125.00 Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Recorded On: 10/27/2022

    In this Webinar, we will discuss best communication practices between central and departmental offices related to financial management and reporting.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Financial Reporting at the Departmental Level and Strategies for Successful Collaboration with the Central Office 

    October 27, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Central offices take responsibility for submitting official institutional Financial Reports to sponsors; however, ensuring the data is accurate requires a partnership with the PI and their Departmental Research Administrator/s. There could be pending transactions, commitments, adjustments that the department has submitted but that have not cleared the financial system. There could be pending requests for budget changes or extensions. Departmental Research Administrators often have information that the central office is not privy to, so communication before and during the Financial Report preparation is essential. In this Webinar, we will discuss best communication practices between central and departmental offices related to financial management and reporting.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    • Identify areas of risk in Financial Reporting
    • Learn best practices for ensuring an efficient process and data integrity in Financial Reports
    • Share tips for effective cross-departmental communication and collaboration

    Jennifer J. Cory

    Director of Strategy and Operations, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

    Stanford University

    Dorothy J. Johnson

    Interim Associate Director, Research Financial Services and Managing Officer

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Rady M. Rogers

    Associate Director, Research Administration & Finance

    Harvard University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $125.00 Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • This publication introduces the framework, key concepts and practices in effectively managing sponsored programs at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). NOTE: To purchase this downloadable publication click the "Register” button.

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    This publication introduces the framework, key concepts and practices in effectively managing sponsored programs at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). Topics include:
    • Organizational Models and Structures
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Regulatory Compliance Requirements
    • Pre-Award Services
    • Post-Award Support Services

    (72 pages, PDF, © 2022) 

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

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    Jeremy Miner
    Associate Director of Pre-Award
    Office of Sponsored Programs
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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    Kris Monahan
    Senior Director of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance
    Providence College

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    Katie Plum
    Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
    Angelo State University


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    Roger Wareham
    Director, Office of Grants & Research
    University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

  • Recorded On: 10/13/2022

    Our panel will share their experiences and insight on developing these skills for their self and their teams. We will discuss the dynamics that a changing workforce and remote environments bring into play, and will share tips and strategies with the audience.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Successfully Onboarding Your Staff in the Virtual World 

    October 13, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    Onboarding newly hired employees includes welcoming and successfully integrating them into your office. Introducing new, remote team members to the culture while helping them understand how their role and individuals they support impact the overall organization involves a multimodal approach. Since the pandemic, hiring remote staff requires innovative ways of communicating, collaborating, thinking and training. This webinar will provide organizational socialization strategies and tips from three different perspectives to ensure new staff are set up for success and retention.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Analyze gaps and identify challenges in current onboarding structure
    • Create a successful virtual onboarding framework
    • Utilize available resources and develop new ones

    Danielle Brown

    Acting Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs Administration

    University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Vanessa O. Lopez, BA, CRA

    Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist Associate Dean for Research Office

    Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

    Ashley Stahle

    Interim Director & Associate Director, Sponsored Programs

    Colorado State University

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $125.00 Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com

  • Recorded On: 09/28/2022

    In this webinar we will look at roles and responsibilities in research administration through the lens of 3 institutions. We will examine the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability as impacted by institutional policies and procedures and sponsor terms and conditions. We will also use case studies to identify how gaps in roles and responsibilities can create challenges for an institution, and we will discuss ways to mitigate identified gaps.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    Roles and Responsibilities: How to Assess and Create Clarity 

    September 28, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    We each have a role within our institution that includes various responsibilities, and we each have an understanding of that role and those responsibilities.  But what if others with whom we work and interact have a conflicting understanding of our role and responsibilities?  What if they expect more from us than we believe we are responsible for?  Or, perhaps worse, what if they don’t acknowledge the responsibilities we believe we must fulfill!  What if something goes wrong on a project – who is responsible?  The PI, the institution, the administrator?  Most of us find ourselves at some point in our careers trying to figure out just what our roles and responsibilities are, or perhaps trying to help a someone else, such as a PI, understand theirs.

    In this webinar we will look at roles and responsibilities in research administration through the lens of 3 institutions.  We will examine the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability as impacted by institutional policies and procedures and sponsor terms and conditions.  We will also use case studies to identify how gaps in roles and responsibilities can create challenges for an institution, and we will discuss ways to mitigate identified gaps.

    Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

    Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Identify gaps in institutional roles and responsibilities
    • Describe how to determine what authorities may be delegated
    • Identify who is responsible for a particular task or activity
    • Describe the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability

    Pre-requisites: Experience in departmental and/or central research administration

    Urmila Bajaj

    Director of Post Award

    University of Virginia

    Stephanie Gray

    Assistant Vice President

    University of Florida

    David Mayo

    Senior Director for Research Administration

    California Institute of Technology

    Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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

    NCURA webinars use the GoToWebinar platform. To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the webinar, or review the more detailed system requirements.
    • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
    • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
    • 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.

    Member Price: $125.00 Non-Member Price: $150.00

    Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

    When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

    If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

    If you add at least one additional registration with yours, you will be able to change or add more registrations for the webinar in the future 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 already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.


    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 "Closed Caption" in the Handouts of the webinar room to access this feature. 


    For technical assistance email ncura@commpartners.com