RAIN Notes – October 2021

NCURA Virtual Workshop

Level I: Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration

The purpose of this program is to provide participants new to the profession with a broad overview of the various aspects involved in sponsored projects administration, including preparation and review of proposals; negotiation and acceptance of awards; financial and administrative management, closeout and audit, as well as relevant compliance issues.

Who Should Attend? This program is intended primarily for the newcomer (less than 2 years experience) involved in sponsored projects administration at higher education institutions and affiliates, or for the individual who has primarily worked in only one area of sponsored projects administration and is seeking a broader view of the profession.

More Information at: https://www.ncura.edu/travelingworkshops/LevelI.aspx

Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference

The Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, was held during the week of October 4-8, 2021.For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand on their website and YouTube page.  

    Recent NCURA Webinars – Available for Streaming

    If you missed the live presentation of any recent NCURA webinars, you can still catch the recorded versions. These webinars are available for streaming (free) by ECU personnel.

    There are other NCURA webinars available for streaming as well – CMSI Training Resources

    SAM.gov Renewal

    ECU updates its SAM.gov registration annually – this process is underway now. The current registration is active through 10 December 2021. The renewal will be in place ahead of that date.

    See ECU’s current SAM.gov Registration.

    National Institutes of Health – Virtual Grants Conference

    The NIH is bringing back the NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration directly to your computer…FREE of charge! 

    Mark your calendar for Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4!

    If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, join us as we connect and collaborate! Here’s what to expect:

    Training – Basics for Departmental Research Administrators – New Sessions Available

    The BDRA series continues to expand with new sessions on Award Setup. All of these sessions are available in Cornerstone (search for BDRA).

    • BDRA01 – Research Administration at ECU
    • BDRA02 – Research Administration Offices and Resources
    • BDRA03 – Spending on Sponsored Projects
    • BDRA-AS1 – Award Setup (Part 1)
    • BDRA-AS2 – Award Setup (Part 2)

    These can be accessed via our website – go.ecu.edu/bdra

    The Research Administrator’s Information Network (RAIN) is an open forum for ECU personnel interested in research administration issues. There are monthly RAIN meetings, a Microsoft Team, Grant Alerts, and these monthly issues e-mail. For more information, please send e-mail to cmsi@ecu.edu.