RAIN Notes – November 2021

NCURA Webinar Available to Stream

Cost Share: Tackling the Challenges

In Research Administration, we talk about cost sharing as a real cost to our institutions and we recognize what is at stake if we don’t meet a cost share commitment. We often wish we could redefine commitments that were made in the proposal because they are difficult to track, and we find ourselves scrambling to resolve shortages or recovery from internal sources at the very end. Join us as we go beyond the basic definition of cost share. Webinar hosts will discuss their experiences and share how they tackled cost share challenges throughout the life of the project. Case studies will be used, and best practices shared as you consider how to alleviate some of the administrative burden.

Link to video – Cost Share: Tackling the Challenges
Link to Handouts – Slides

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 could not attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions are now available on-demand on their website and YouTube page.  

 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.

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.