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RATS Online: Research Administrator Orientation is a Course

RATS Online: Research Administrator Orientation

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This class does NOT count toward a Certificate of Achievement. 
The Research Administrator Orientation is designed for individuals new to the field as well as for those seeking to review fundamental aspects of the discipline.

The course will discuss basic areas of research administration including finding funding, pre-award, award acceptance, compliance, technology & venture commercialization and post-award.  Each unit provides a broad perspective and identifies specific RATS classes and resources for additional information.

At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:
  • Identify the different aspects involved in research administration
  • Describe the activities involved in the Pre-Award process including writing proposals, components of budget development, institutional review and approval processes, proposal submission and post submission activities
  • Summarize the Award Process 
  • Describe the activities involved in the Post-Award process including cost principles, financial management, re-budgeting, sub-recipient monitoring, fiscal and programmatic reporting, cost sharing, program income, procurement standards, and the closeout process
  • Define essential compliance topics including risk assessment, animal subjects, conflict of interest, data management, environmental health and safety, export controls, human subjects, misconduct in science, and responsible conduct of research.

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