Navigating “It Depends…”

Includes a Live Event on 04/08/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

(90 minutes) Everyone loves flexibility, nuance, and individuality until it comes time to make a decision. Research administrators spend a lot of time navigating the gray, interpreting vague regulations, accommodating non-standard situations, and considering special requests for exceptions. In this webinar, we’re going to discuss strategies for coping with the vagaries of our profession. We’ll consider why different institutions establish different rules, why central offices sometimes make “inconsistent” decisions, and why project-specific needs often confound our best efforts to routinize. Registrants will be polled prior to the webinar to identify any specific issues that they would like to discuss.

Speakers:

Angela White-Jones
Director, Master of Research Administration (MRA) Program and the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration Programs
University of Central Florida

David Mayo
Senior Director for Research Administration
California Institute of Technology
NCURA Distinguished Educator

John Hanold
Director, Sponsored Programs, Vice President for Research
The Pennsylvania State University

Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 
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Member Price: $125.00
Non-Member Price: $150.00


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Participants will:

  • Discuss reasons why different institutions implement different rules.
  • Consider the challenges inconsistency creates for multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of implementing flexible approaches to project-specific needs.
  • Consider when and how to grant exceptions (and how to document the bases for such exceptions).
  • Discuss “inconsistent” approaches to managing intellectual property, publication rights, F&A waivers, and other challenging issues.

Angela White-Jones

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

University of Central Florida

David Mayo

Senior Director for Research Administration

California Institute of Technology

NCURA Distinguished Educator

John Hanold

Director, Sponsored Programs, Vice President for Research

Pennsylvania State University

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

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

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

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

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