Research Administration Training Series

We have not scheduled the Research Administration Training Series classes this year as we are working towards transitioning this program to UF's Human Resources on-line training opportunities. The PowerPoint's posted below remain relevant and you may review each at your own pace. At anytime if your department is interested in hosting a training session for one or all of these classes below please contact Tori Chambers to schedule an individual training session.

Overview of Research Administration-PreAward
Participants will gain knowledge of the various offices and personnel associated with preaward sponsored research management and will be able to idenitfy appropriate individuals to contact for assistance. Presenter will be Brian Miller from the Sponsored Research Department.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: CC01.0_RATS-RACOC
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Topic 1: Research Misconduct and Topic 2: Conflict of Interest
Topic 1: Research Misconduct: It is the policy of the University that each individual faculty, staff member and student maintain high ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of their research. This segment will discuss responsible conduct of research from a variety of aspects. The continued education and heightened participant awareness of ethical issues, will contribute to fostering a "culture of compliance" within the University of Florida.

Topic 2: Conflict of Interest: Participants will receive an overview of the Federal Regulations, State Statutes and University Rules that govern conflict of interest. The overall process flow and a team oriented approach to identification and resolution of conflict of interest situations, will be covered in this session. Furthering the awareness of situational and ethical issues surrounding conflict of interest will contribute to fostering a "culture of compliance" within the University of Florida.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:   ID: CC03.0_RATS-RACOC
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Technology Transfer: Patents and Licensing
Presented by Bruce D. Clary, Assistant Director, Office of Technology Licensing.

Topic 1: The Office of Technology Licensing was established to work with university inventors to facilitate the transfer of technologies created at UF into the commercial sector for public use. A presentation of the overall process and contractual mechanisms used to support technology transfer at the university will be discussed.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: CC04.0_RATS-RACOC
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The IRB In-Depth
The IACUC In-Depth
Presented by Michael Mahoney and Dorian Lucey.

Topic 1: Presentation of policy and process regarding the Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects in research.

Topic 2: Presentation of policy and process regarding the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for the protection of animal subjects in research.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: CC05.0_RATS-RACOC
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Overview of Research Administration-PostAward
Designed to provide an overview of the "post-award" area within research administration, this workshop will explore key areas of responsiblity so that faculty, department administrators, and other key research personnel will understand how these offices serve them in managing the sponsored program portfolio.
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Location: See HR Website       ID: PRO323
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Budget Management for Sponsored Programs
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Location: See HR Website       ID: PRO343
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Understanding the Award Process
Once a sponsor elects to fund a proposal, the negotiation and award acceptance process begins. This presentation walks you through that process through establishment of the Notice of Award (NOA).

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: OPM01.0_RATS-RACOC-PO
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Cost Sharing and CAS Compliance Workshop -- Please Note Change of Date
Presented by Brian Prindle, Associate Director, Sponsored Research (CAS Compliance portion) and a Curtis Ball from the Contracts and Grants Office.

Topic 1: Appropriate for those responsible for departmental post-award contract and grant administration or for those who are Principal Investigators. This practical workshop includes a discussion on what cost sharing is and how to report it. Participants will learn how to recognize, monitor, and report cost sharing in a variety of ways. This workshop cuts through the confusing aspects of cost sharing, making compliance with agency rules, Cost Accounting Standards, OMB A-21, and university policies much easier.

Topic 2: Educational institutions with major federal contracts and grants are now required to comply with certain Cost Accounting Standards and to submit a Disclosure Statement which describes the institution's cost accounting practices as they relate to direct and indirect charges to Federally sponsored programs. This includes the practices followed by the institution's major service centers to develop and apply recharge rates for external and internal users of their services.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: OPM04.0_RATS-RACOC-PO
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Grant Funding Information, Agency Updates, Internal Funding Opportunities
Participants will be able to use web search tools to identify potential sources of funds and will be able to target searches by understanding the basic funding missions and programs of federal and state agencies. They will also understand how to post specific research interests to web browsers to access customized funding information. They will understand how the university supports small "pilot" projects and will be able to develop further search strategies based upon the handout of comprehensive web addresses.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: PDV01.0_RATS-RACOC.PR
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Proposal Preparation, Processing and Review
Participants will be prepared to assist faculty in completing the proposal package, be knowledgeable in reading and interpreting guidelines, and will be cognizant of the university's processing requirements. They will be able to use the web to access current information regarding changes in preparation and submission processes.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:   ID: PDV02.0_RATS-RACOC.PR
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Building Realistic Budgets
Participants will be able to construct an effective project/program budget utilizing their knowledge of federal, state, and university requirements and will be able to determine how costs may be appropriately applied, transferred, and modified using these same criteria. Cost sharing also will be discussed. They will understand how to access additional information to identify accurate costs and will be able to utilize the web to maintain currency in regulatory changes affecting budget processes.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: PDV03.0_RATS-RACOC.PR
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Time & Effort Reporting
Presented by Grady Darden and Armando Ramirez from the Contracts and Grants Office. Activity Reporting: A description of the academic and non-academic online systems with a review of the definitions of activity categories. The importance of accurate reporting to insure that cost-sharing obligations are met.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location: See HR Website       ID: RHS200
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Contract Negotiation
Presented by Dr. Thomas Walsh, Director, Sponsored Research.

Many issues exist when a proposal is funded by a sponsoring agency. After a comprehensive review of the terms of an agreement, DSR coordinates with the PI, the college research offices, the accounting office, general counsel and the technology transfer office to ensure that the terms of the agreement will legally allow the institution to accept the agreement, allow the PI to carry out the work as planned, and minimize the financial and legal risks associated with conducting externally sponsored activities. This class will introduce key issues routinely seen in university contract negotiations. - Presented by Thomas Walsh, Ph.D.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: SPT002.0_RATS-RACOC
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Subcontracting - Pre and Post Award
Subcontracting is the acquisition of scientific or programmatic support under an award made to the University of Florida.

In this class you will learn about UF's subcontracting procedures, such as, what documentation is needed from the subcontractor at the time of proposal submission, how subcontract documents are prepared, the encumbrance process, and post award management of a subcontractor. In addition, participants will understand the differences between a subcontractor, a vendor, and a consultant.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: SPT003.0_RATS-RACOC
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The Auditor's Perspective
Auditor: a friend or a foe? Find out what your university auditors consider to be high-risk issues in sponsored research administration and accounting. There will be a discussion of audits performed, summary of common issues and findings and proactive best practices in higher education.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: SPT005.0_RATS-RACOC
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The ABC's of Property and Purchasing
Presented by Lisa Deal, C.P.M, Purchasing Director and Faylene Welcome from Purchasing and Disbursements Services. Also presenting is David Segura, Assistant Controller, from Property.

This class will provide the opportunity to learn the function of these important areas, including information on who to contact, what is most important from a contract and grant administrators perspective, available tools and new developments. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Note: this does not replace the detailed "how to" classes that each of these areas offer)

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:1 See HR     ID: SPT006.0_RATS-RACOC
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Elements of Good Proposal Writing
Presented by Dr. Sobha Jaishankar, Assistant Vice President, Research.

Presented by Dr. Sobha Jaishankar she is an Assistant Vice President and Lecturer. This module will help principal investigators, especially new faculty, plan, write, and apply for basic training or research project grants. The focus will be on federal grants.

For questions cdchambers@ufl.edu
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Location:     ID: SPT008.0_RATS-RACOC
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Export Controls: An Overview
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Location:     ID: SPT009.0_RATS-RACOC
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