2012 SRA Webinar Schedule
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Contract Negotiations Series
Designed for anyone in the research administration profession
who has ever had to negotiate a research agreement!
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern
July 25 - August 22, 2012
This five-part Webinar series is designed to facilitate the complex and occasionally frustrating and prolonged process of negotiating contracts for sponsored research agreements. Faculty, necessarily, want to get the research started. Research administrators are charged with the responsibility of ensuring the research, the investigators, and the institution are well protected, and the research can proceed in a timely, appropriate manner. Negotiating agreements requires a learned skill. Many research administrators are asked to handle agreements without the tool box needed for successful negotiation, whether it be with local, national or internationally-based industries, governments or non-governmental organization.
Past SRA Webinars
Working with the National Science Foundation
Office of the Inspector General
The NSF Auditor Just Called
April 25, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
The Office of Audit audits NSF programs and grantees based on requests, risk assessments, and/or other concerns. This Webinar will discuss what the audit process may be and what to expect from a request for information or a visit, and what remedies might be recommended if a problem is identified. Some questions that will be discussed include: What might be included in the audit? What will the auditors want to see? What do I have to do?
Working with the NSF Investigator
April 26, 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Investigators do not generally make calls and campus visits unless there is potentially a problem. Despite that, there are established procedures in place for handling misconduct, financial mismanagement and other compliance issues. This Webinar will explore what the investigative processes are, what type of investigation might be initiated; is it administrative, civil or criminal?
Essentials for the Research Administrator Webinar Series
All research administrators need certain essential skills, regardless of their role or the size or type of organization. While different research organization have different policies and practices, many of the elements of pre- and post-award are standard. The Essentials for the Research Administrator Webinar Series is designed for both newcomers to the profession and those who have been in research administration for many years and want to make sure to keep up with the latest policies and practices. This series will highlight four main areas which have a tendency to garner questions and generate the most confusion in our daily work lives. They include:
Basic Proposal Development Priorities
May 16, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Every sponsor, regardless of whether or not they require Grants.gov , Fastlane or other submission tool, requests a different set of information as part of the proposal. It is challenging for a research administrator to know all of the intricacies of critical information for all sponsors. This Webinar will provide useful tips regarding the critical elements that need pre-submission review.
Reviewing the Award Document
May 23, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Sample award documents from major public sponsors such as NIH, NSF and others will be reviewed. The presenter will go through the major elements on the award document and provide background on interpretation. Focus will be on "what information do I need to establish an award?
Can I Release this Award?
May 30, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Much to the frustration of the PI, sometimes an organization will receive an award that must be held before an award can be set up. The reasons vary from lack of certain compliance approvals to incomplete information on the award document. This Webinar will outline the most common and critical reasons for holding up establishment of an award and provide suggestions and best practicies for moving forward.
June 6, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Post-award administrators need to be familiar with the many issues that can arise during the management of sponsored programs. Attend this Webinar to learn best practices, guidance and valuable resources related to essential elements of successful post-award administration such as: transfers, reporting and timely closeouts.
SRA Professional Development Webinars
Conversations for Power and Possibility How to Transform Your Life
and Change the World
June 7, 2012, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
As research administrators our role is to facilitate the process by which new ideas are generated, tested, communicated and then translated into new practices that change the world. This Webinar will help you determine: What are the conditions that make this easy? What are the conditions that make it difficult? How can you influence your world to add greater ease and satisfaction to your working life? What is the most empowering perspective you can take on what you do and the contribution you make? What keeps you strong and centered when forces around you want to spin you around or suck you into a downward spiral of feeling powerless and boxed in?
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Registered attendees receive:
- Log on information and a PDF file of the presentation two working days prior to the Webinar
- Access to a non-transferable recording of the Webinar, if approved by the presenter
- A certificate of attendance noting educational credit/CEU's received (you must be a registered attendee and signed on for at least 90% of the live Webinar to receive credit).
For more information on SRA Webinars or for Webinar speaking or sponsorship opportunities, contact
SRA's Rebecca Vandall.