iSRA Basics of Research Administration - Program

Program Objective

The Basics of Research Administration 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.

  • After completing Basics of Research Administration, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the differences among various positions and their responsibilities in research administration
    • Understand the research administration process from beginning to end
    • Learn how to assist an investigator in finding funding sources
    • Distinguish between allowable and unallowable costs
    • Distinguish between direct and F&A (indirect) costs
    • Describe the various components of a proposal budget
    • Describe the difference type of award instruments
    • Identify and learn the purpose of the governing federal regulations
    • Identify the major compliance issues
    • Understand procurement, financial, records and property management
    • Describe the closeout process

Program Description

The Basics of Research Administration training will occur over a six-week period, January 24 - February 28, 2023.

The course includes the following LevelUP Micro-credentialing Modules

At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to receive a Level II LevelUp Badge. Click here, for more information about SRAI’s LevelUp program.

Intended Audience

This program is intended primarily for the research administrators with less than 2 years experience who are involved in any area of research administration. The conference is targeted specifically to new personnel in positions such as pre-award coordinators, departmental administrators, post-award coordinators, compliance coordinators, grant accountants, and others with newly-acquired responsibilities who need to understand the broad spectrum of research administration. 

Program Instructors

camp.jpgJennifer Camp
Assistant Vice President
University of Alabama

kmitchell.jpgKaren Mitchell
Assistant Vice President
Temple University