iSRA Departmental Administration - Schedule

Schedule 

Date Event Duration Objective/Description Education Hours
March 6-12, 2023 Pre-Class Independent Study 2 weeks Read through Relationships, Roles and Responsibilities in Research Administration. 2-3 hours
March 13, 2023 Classroom Kickoff 1.5 hours Introduction to cohort, overview course events, frame key elements of first module, additional instruction in a few key areas, including a deeper dive into funding mechanisms, research develop initiatives, and why getting started well is so important to effective research management and introduction into next module.  1.5 hours
March 14 - 19, 2023 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Relationships, Roles and Responsibilities in Research Administration and read through Principles of Proposal Development. 2-3 hours
March 20, 2023 Classroom session 2 1.5 hours Review/Discuss second module, emphasis on working with PI and Research team, reading sponsor guidelines/RFPs/RFAs, Importance of understanding institutional policies and procedures, initiating proposals in eRA systems, preparing non-financial proposal documents (cover pages, other support, biosketches, research plan). 1.5 hours
March 21-26, 2023 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Principles of Proposal Development. Begin to read through Research Compliance Frameworks. 2 - 3 hours
March 27, 2023 Classroom session 3 1.5 hours Review/Discuss Compliance Framework module 1.5 hours
March 28-April 2, 2023 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Research Compliance Frameworks. Begin to read through Post Award Financial module. 2 hours
April 3, 2023 Classroom session 4 1.5 hours Review/discuss managing active awards: preparing for new research accounts (what to do at award setup), Managing active awards (allocating expenses, effort distributions, journal entries), Financial Compliance, and managing subcontracts. 1.5 hours
April 4-9, 2023 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Post Award Financial. Begin to read through Principle of Post-award Non-Financial. 2-4 hours
April 10, 2023 Classroom session 5 1.5 hours Review/Discuss 1.5 hours
April 11-16, 2023 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Principle of Post-award Non-Financial. 2-4 hours
April 17, 2023 Classroom session 6 1.5 hours Finish program by bringing complete life cycle into perspective, reinforce soft skills needed beyond technical knowledge, discuss case studies, and closing remarks. 1.5 hours
The Departmental Administration Intensive training will occur over a six-week period, March 13 - April 17, 2023. The cohort will meet weekly on Mondays at 1PM EST for 90 minutes. Online classes will be recorded and available for 90 days following the program. Full schedule will be available once registration opens in the coming weeks.

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