Research Administration Training Seminar

The Research Administration Training Seminar is geared toward research administrators and staff involved in research administration, and anyone who wants to learn more about Northwestern’s research administration process, policies and procedures.  This is a great educational opportunity for staff new to research, or experienced staff who would like a refresher in certain areas.  Representatives from offices throughout the University will be on hand to present and answer questions.  This is also an excellent chance to network with others in Northwestern’s research community.

  • Offered quarterly, each training includes four sessions
  • There is no cost for the training, but registration is required. Register through myHR Learn
  • Upcoming Sessions: January 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st (Chicago campus)
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  • Questions? Please contact or call (312) 503-0054

AGENDA for October 2017

Evanston Campus, Ruan Conference Center – Chambers Hall

Day 1
October 3, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Roles & Responsibilities
Policies and Procedures
Data Security
Office of Research Development

Day 2
October 5, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Intro to OSR
Research Safety
Cost Principles for Sponsored Project Administration
F & A – Facilities and Administration Rates
Cost Transfers
Program Income/Service Centers
Core Facilities
Export Controls

Day 3
October 10, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Pre-Award Overview
Working with Industry
Cost Sharing
Post-Award Non-Financial Management
Spending and Payment Considerations/
Award Close-Out

Day 4
October 12, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Research Misconduct & Compliance
Faculty Salary Planning/Direct Charging
Compensation: Personal Services and Effort Reporting
Office of Foundation Relations
Corporate Engagement
Conflict of Interest
NUIT Administrative Systems

Presentation Topics

Subject Last Modified
Introductions September 2017
Center for Comparative Medicine September 2017
Compensation: Personal Services & Effort Reporting January 2017
Conflict of Interest September 2017
Core Facilities September 2017
Corporate Engagement September 2017
Cost Sharing September 2017
Cost Principles for Sponsored Projects Administration July 2017
Cost Transfers April 2016
Data Security September 2017
Direct Charging — See: Faculty Salary Planning
Export Controls July 2016
F&A – Facilities & Administration Rates July 2017
Faculty Salary Planning April 2017
Foundation Relations September 2017
IACUC September 2017
INVO September 2017
IRB September 2017
NUCATS September 2017
NUIT Administrative Systems September 2017
NURAP September 2017
Office for Research Development September 2017
OSR Overview September 2017
Post-Award Non-Financial Management September 2017
Policies and Procedures April 2016
Pre-Award Overview September 2017
Program Income/Service Centers July 2016
Project Café — See: NUIT
Research Misconduct & Compliance September 2017
Research Safety September 2017
Roles and Responsibilities September 2017
Spending and Payment Considerations/Award Close-Out July 2017
Working with Industry — See: OSR Overview