Intensive Training Programs

Research Leadership Intensive
January 16 - February 29, 2024

This intensive program is targeted at Research management professionals with some degree of supervisory oversight for people and/or programs (e.g., Managers, Directors, VPs) in any aspect of research administration: Pre-award, Post-award, Compliance, Conflict of Interest, Technology Transfer, Human Research Protections, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Internal Audit, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), etc.

Building a Basics Budget - Mini Intensive
October 25 & November 1, 2023

This two-week workshop highlights the challenges associated with creating an effective budget, Participants from all levels of the institution will benefit by receiving comprehensive and practical information, along with specific examples, which can be used for various aspects of an institutions grant budgeting needs.

The NIH Pre-Award Process: From Alphabet Soup to Nuts - Mini Intensive
November 1 & 8, 2023

Whether you are new to research administration or simply new to the NIH, this mini intensive program was developed to provide focused, NIH-specific training on essential pre-award elements for the research administrator. Participants will join in interactive discussion and hands-on exercises.

Pre-Award Fundamentals 
November 2 - December 14, 2023

This intensive program is intended for those just stepping into a pre-award position whether as a newcomer to the field of research administration or those changing focus within research administration. As Pre-Award is the foundation for the grant lifecycle, pre-award research administrators play a critical role in setting a grant off to a good start.

Post-Award Intensive 
November 6 - 15, 2023

This intensive program will encourage exploration of the research administrator's role at their institution and at others. Discussions and exercises will include topics such as methodologies for assessing costs and concerns associated with personnel effort, consultants, equipment, supplies, travel, subcontracts, total direct cost, program income, indirect costs, and cost sharing.

Departmental Administration Intensive
November 7 - December 12, 2023

This intensive program was developed for early career individuals responsible for directly supporting investigators and research teams. The content is designed to provide a strong foundation necessary to manage the complexities and nuances of departmental research administration. Participants will self-train at their own pace with micro-credentialing modules.

Effort Reporting, Payroll Confirmation, and Uniform Guidance Compensation Compliance: A Fundamental Shift in the Industry
December 6 & 13, 2023

This mini-intensive workshop will focus on the requirements outlined in 200.430 for the reimbursement of salary charges, the overall compliance framework for compensation that involves multiple units and individuals across campus, a review of different methodologies to perform the required after-the-fact review of salary, and a hands-on exercise to document an institution’s internal controls for compensation compliance with various real-life scenarios.

Basics of Research Administration
January 10 - February 14, 2024

This six week program was developed for research administrators new to the field with less than 2 years experience. The content is designed to provide a broad awareness across research administration. Participants will self-train at their own pace with micro-credentialing modules, then participate in six 90-minute cohort sessions online to discuss key elements and review course concepts.