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, the seminar consists of a series of four sessions. You are encouraged to attend all four sessions. If you can only attend certain sessions, or you would like to attend a specific portion of the training, you are welcome to do so.
  • There is no cost for the training, but registration is required. Register through myHR Learn
  • Upcoming Sessions: January 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st (Chicago campus) and April 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th (Evanston campus)
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  • Questions? Please contact or call (312) 503-0054

AGENDA for January 2018

Chicago Campus, Lurie Medical Research Center (303 E. Superior) – Baldwin Auditorium

Day 1: Monday, January 22
9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Introductions
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Intro to Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
  • Pre-Award Overview/Working with Industry
  • Office of Research Development (ORD)
  • Cost Sharing
  • Research Safety
  • Conflict of Interest Office (COI)

Day 2: Wednesday, January 24
9:00am – 12:30pm

  • Export Controls
  • Faculty Salary Planning/Direct Charging
  • Post-Award Non-Financial Management
  • Compensation: Personal Services & Effort Reporting
  • Spending & Payment Considerations/Close-Out

Day 3: Monday, January 29
9:00am – 12:30pm

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
  • Cost Principles for Sponsored Project Administration
  • Cost Studies Activity
  • F&A Rates
  • Program Income/Service Centers
  • Cost Transfers
  • Northwestern University Research Administration Professionals (NURAP)

Day 4: Wednesday, January 31
9:00am – 12:30pm

  • Core Facilities
  • Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
  • Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)
  • Office of Foundation Relations (OFR)
  • Corporate Engagement
  • Data Security
  • Arch – Research & Data Repository
  • Research Misconduct & Compliance
  • NUIT Administrative Systems

Presentation Topics

Data Security

Subject Last Modified
Introductions January 2018
Center for Comparative Medicine September 2017
Compensation: Personal Services and Effort Reporting January 2018
Conflict of Interest September 2017
Core Facilities September 2017
Corporate Engagement January 2018
Cost Sharing January 2018
Cost Principles for Sponsored Projects Administration July 2017
Cost Transfers April 2016
Data Management & Repository Services January 2018
Direct Charging — See: Faculty Salary Planning
Export Controls July 2016
Facilities and Administrative Rate January 2018
Faculty Salary Planning January 2018
Foundation Relations September 2017
IACUC September 2017
INVO January 2018
IRB September 2017
NUCATS January 2018
NUIT Administrative Systems – Research Portal January 2018
NURAP January 2018
Office for Research Development September 2017
OSR Overview January 2018
Post-Award Non Financial Management January 2018
Policies and Procedures April 2016
Preaward Overview January 2018
Program Income/Service Centers July 2016
Research Misconduct & Compliance January 2018
Research Safety January 2018
Roles and Responsibilities January 2018
Spending and Payment Consideration/Award Close Out January 2018
Working with Industry — See: OSR Overview