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  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    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

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    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: 09/13/2022

    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!

    Asking Ourselves the Right Questions to Make the Important Decisions: A Critical Skill for Your Whole Team 

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

    Important Decisions are often based upon evaluating information against a risk-benefits assessment.  Knowing the questions to ask, the data to seek, and the approach to take alongside the consideration of the costs and impact of making or failing to make the right decision. For many leaders, this is critical skill that for is developed over time and one that must be learned-- it is also a skill that requires the whole team to be involved.

    Our panel will share their experiences and insights on developing these skills for themselves 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.

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

    Participants will learn how to develop the skills needed to ask themselves the right questions to make the important decisions.

    Quincy Byrdsong

    Vice Provost for Health Affairs

    Lipscomb Health Science

    Jerry Fife

    Principal Consultant

    Point Consulting Group

    Angela Wishon

    Vice President for Research Compliance and Administration

    Prisma Health

    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: 08/10/2022

    This workshop provides an overview of the issues associated with research compliance across the lifecycle. We will cover regulatory requirements, audit hot topics and ways to reduce research compliance risks.

    Workshop time: 3.25 hours

    This workshop provides an overview of the issues associated with research compliance across the lifecycle.  We will cover regulatory requirements, audit hot topics and ways to reduce research compliance risks.

    Pre-requisites: None


    Member Price: $205
    Non-Member Price: $245

    Participants will:

    1. Gain a basic understanding of compliance and some of the hot topics in research compliance.
    2. Become aware of the range of research compliance concerns across the lifecycle.
    3. Take away best practices for compliance management and risk mitigation.

    Jeffrey Silber

    Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services

    Cornell University

    Roseann Luongo

    Director

    Huron

    Member Price: $205.00 Non-Member Price: $245.00

    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 workshop. 


    Closed Captioning for the live presentation is available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" icon at the bottom of the screen.  A separate tab will open where the captions can be viewed.


    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.

  • 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

  • Recorded On: 06/22/2022

    This Webinar is a professional development opportunity that focuses on recent audits performed by federal agencies and their inspectors general, as well as OIG work plans and settlements. This will include the recent National Science Foundation report “Promising Practices for NSF Award Management,” which draws observations from 18 audits in the past four years. This Webinar looks at frequent issues found and a discussion of day-to-day best practices.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    The Latest in Audits

    June 22, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    This Webinar is a professional development opportunity that focuses on recent audits performed by federal agencies and their inspectors general, as well as OIG work plans and settlements.  This will include the recent National Science Foundation report “Promising Practices for NSF Award Management,” which draws observations from 18 audits in the past four years.  This Webinar looks at frequent issues found and a discussion of day-to-day best practices

    Participants will gain a basic understanding of recent federal audit findings, how to review federal audit reports and work plans, and how these may be used to enhance internal controls.

    Jeff Silber

    Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services

    Cornell University

    Roseann Luongo

    Director

    Huron

    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: 05/26/2022

    In January, OSTP issued NSPM-33 implementation guidance for federal agencies. The guidance refers to the use of DPIs, or Digital Persistent Identifiers. This session will be an educational session on DPIs – what they are, how they work, and how they can be an important part of a researcher’s workflow. In particular, this session will cover information about ORCID as currently the only DPI that meets the requirements listed in the OSTP guidance.

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

    May 26, 2022
    2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
    3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

    In January, OSTP issued NSPM-33 implementation guidance for federal agencies. The guidance refers to the use of DPIs, or Digital Persistent Identifiers. This session will be an educational session on DPIs – what they are, how they work, and how they can be an important part of a researcher’s workflow. In particular, this session will cover information about ORCID as currently the only DPI that meets the requirements listed in the OSTP guidance


    • The information in this Webinar pertains to both Research Administrators and Principal Investigators.

    Lori Ann Schultz

    Assistant Vice President, Research Intelligence

    University of Arizona

    Sheila Rabun

    Program Leader for Persistent Identifier Communities

    LYRASIS

    Shawna Sadler

    Engagement Manager

    ORCID

    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: 02/28/2022

    After the outstanding Excel Tips for the Pre- and Post-Award Administrators webinar, we know you want more!

    Unlimited Free Additional Logins for Your Institution!

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


    After the outstanding Excel Tips for the Pre- and Post-Award Administrators webinar, we know you want more!

    Rebecca and Diane will be picking up where they left off in Part I to take you deeper into maximizing Excel in your support for Sponsored Research.

    Topics will include:
    • Group/Hide
    • Goal Seek
    • Round
    • Concatenate
    • Including text notes in formulas
    • SUM vs. subtotal
    • Slicers
    • Customize Quick Access & Ribbon

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic knowledge of Excel formulas and functions.


    Didn’t see  Part I?

    It is available for immediate download so you have EVERYTHING you need to maximize EXCEL FOR Research Administration

    Excel Tips for Pre- and Post-Award Administrators – Part I

    Do you use Excel to analyze and report data? If so, you’ve probably asked yourself, "Why does this take so long? Is there a better way?" If you use Excel for budget development, you have probably asked yourself, "How can I develop a budget more quickly/accurately?" In this intermediate-level session, you will learn how to use tables, formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting that will help you navigate your path to success. This is a 90-minute session and participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop. Excel templates will be provided on the day of the workshop for participants to use as they follow-along. Adequate time will be provided for participants to personalize the templates for use back home. 

    Participants will:
    • Examine formatting conventions that effectively communicate key information and/or highlight variances in reports. 
    • Learn how to use select Excel functions, formulas, and tools for reporting. 
    • Learn how to use select Excel functions, formulas, and tools for budgeting. 

    Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic knowledge of Excel formulas and functions. 

    Diane Meyer

    Pre-Award Project Manager

    Grants Hub
    Iowa State University

    Rebecca Hunsaker

    Executive Director of Research Management

    College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
    University of Maryland, College Park



    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.

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  • Recorded On: 03/17/2022

    The Office of Management and Budget oversees the implementation of the President’s vision across the Executive Branch. Join us for the latest updates from OMB.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    8:15 - 9:30 am PDT, 9:15 - 10:30 am MDT, 10:15 - 11:30 am CDT, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT

    OMB Update

    Gilbert Tran, OMB

    Description

    The Office of Management and Budget oversees the implementation of the President’s vision across the Executive Branch. Join us for the latest updates from OMB


    11:00 am - 12:15 pm PDT, 12:00 - 1:15 pm MDT, 1:00 - 2:15 pm CDT, 2:00 - 3:15 pm EDT

    NSF Update

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

    Description

    This session will cover new developments related to proposal and award policy at NSF. NSF staff will provide a comprehensive review of recent policy changes as well as major updates to NSF’s proposal system modernization efforts.

    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.


    12:45 - 1:45 pm PDT, 1:45 - 2:45 pm MDT, 2:45 - 3:45 pm CDT, 3:45 - 4:45 pm EDT

    NIH Update

    Michelle Bulls, Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, National Institutes of Health

    Description

    Don’t 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

    Gilbert Tran, OMB

    Senior Policy Analyst

    Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

    Jean Feldman

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

    National Science Foundation

    Michelle Bulls

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

    National Institutes of Health

    Participants receive 3.5 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: $249.00 Non-Member Price: $299.00

    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: 01/27/2022

    A 30 minute overview and then 60 minutes of your questions for the NIH team! Don’t miss it!

    A 30 minute overview and then 60 minutes of your questions for the NIH team! Don’t miss it!

    The NIH has issued guidance regarding the preparation of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) and the reporting of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on research projects.
    With the release of the revised Grant Policy Statement in October 2019, NIH revised their definition of Other Support. The revised definition “…includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant.


    Speakers:

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

    Kristin Ta 
    Senior Advisor, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
    National Institutes of Health

    Kassima Garst
    Systems Policy Analyst, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
    National Institutes of Health

    Robyn B. Remotigue
    Executive Director, Office of Research Service, School of Public Health
    The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    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. 

    Member Price: $150.00
    Non-Member Price: $180.00


    NCURA AFTER THE SHOW FORUM – 3:35 – 4:30  PM EASTERN

    NCURA now offers an additional 55 minute forum for webinar participants to continue the conversation and share information as a part of the webinar registration fee.

    At the end of our 90 minute webinar, we will take a 5 minute break and then participants can rejoin us and talk directly to the webinar faculty and each other!  Sign up for After the Show is not required. Login information will be sent to all participants the week before the show.


    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 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.

    Join us for a 30 minute overview of

    • Who Must Report
    • When to Report 
    • What to Report 
    • How to Report

    Michelle Bulls

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

    National Institutes of Health

    Kristin Ta

    Senior Advisor, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)

    National Institutes of Health

    National Institutes of Health

    Kassima Garst

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

    National Institutes of Health

    Robyn Remotigue

    Executive Director, Office of Research Services, School of Public Health

    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    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.

    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.