Workshops

Workshops

Sunday, April 3 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WS1: Understanding the Uniform Guidance on a Practical Level

The Research Administrators guide to compliance in managing sponsored awards is the Uniform Guidance. Each institution uses these federal regulations as its foundation for setting policy and developing processes to ensure compliance. Understanding the rules and where to find them is a key to the success of any of us in this profession. This workshop will use the Uniform Guidance as the “handout” for the session so that participants can work their way through the regulations to identify key clauses, important changes from the 2020 Federal Register, and understand how to use the document as a valuable tool. No slides for this workshop! Come join us to learn where those words on the slides come from.

Content Level: Basic

Speaker(s):
Rebecca Hunsaker, Executive Director of Research Management, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park; Ann Holmes, Assistant Dean, Administration and Finance, Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland College Park

Sunday, April 3 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

WS2: Building a Basic Grant Budget

Are you new to pre-award or do you feel overwhelmed when a PI contacts you for help developing a budget? Then let us help you not only understand the fundamentals of creating an effective budget for both federal and private grants, but also give you tips and tricks for creating time-saving templates. We will discuss effort and the considerations needed to account for the NIH salary cap, the benefits of a detailed travel budget, and calculating the correct F&A base. Additionally, translating the budget to the budget justification will be discussed.

Content Level: Basic

Speaker(s):
Erin Bhagvat, Assistant Director, University of South Florida; Matthew Anderson, Associate Dean for Research, University of South Florida

WS3: Introduction to Research Integrity

This workshop provides the foundation for identifying, understanding and addressing the complex ethical dimensions of conducting research. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of topics associated with research integrity - including cultural aspects, goals for facilitating research integrity, and strategies for creating an institutional culture that values ethical and responsible practices in research. This workshop will also provide participants with an overview of the role of research administrators in establishing and preserving cultures of integrity in the research enterprises within their institutions.

Content Level: Basic

Speaker(s):
Debra Schaller-Demers, Vice President, Research Outreach and Compliance, Memorial Sloan Kettering

WS5: Leading Diverse Teams

Diversity in research means that people of different ages, different social and ethnic groups, and different genders participate in the research enterprise. Research has shown that organizations that build an inclusive culture, with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds, have higher market share, better brand visibility, and an increased ability to serve diverse populations. U.S. workforce is more ethnically diverse than ever before. According to a Pew Research Center report on demographic trends, the U.S. will not have a racial or ethnic majority by 2055. While having a diverse workforce is good business, leading a diverse team presents unique challenges for research administrators. This workshop acknowledges implicit bias and the crucial conversations this unique moment affords us as a result of self-awareness. Case studies are offered to help facilitate becoming comfortable with “the uncomfortable.”


Content Level: Intermediate

Speaker(s):
Renee Vaughan, CRU Financial Practice Manager, Duke University SOM; Pamela D. Montgomery, MPA, Assistant Director, Finance & Administration, John Hope Franklin Humanities Inst., Duke University