NCURA is proud to offer the Departmental Research Administration Workshop, a workshop geared specifically towards the unit-level professional administrator. Unit-level administrators, or departmental research administrators (DRAs), who work at the department and college levels face unique challenges and a wide range of responsibilities and functions while managing research portfolios. DRAs must have expertise in both pre- and post-award activities. DRAs are distinguished from other research support functions because they are intimately involved with all facets of the research administration process, including daily interactions with faculty, while concurrently managing other department-specific responsibilities.
This program examines the essential elements of research administration, with a specific focus on the highly specialized skills needed to manage research effectively at the unit level. The program will employ practical applications to enhance critical thinking skills, and will apply best practices for research faculty support and other departmental day-to-day activities.
Over the course of two and a half days, topics covered will include:
- The unique role of the unit-level/departmental research administrator
- Thorough discussion of Office of Management and Budget 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
- Tools for successful administration of departmental research management functions
- Pre-award administration
- Management of funded awards, and relevant terms and conditions
- Compliance issues
The DRA workshop is taught by experienced thought leaders in departmental research administration, who will share their real-life experiences. Instructors will also explain regulations, and inform how policies and procedures guide and support the stewardship of your institution’s sponsored awards.
What Participants Can Expect:
After completing the workshop participants should be able to:
- Understand the role of the departmental research administrator and their interactions with other offices/departments
- Implement best practices for applying the Office of Management and Budget 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
- Effectively administer sponsored awards throughout the award lifecycle
- Employ pre-award practices which ensure effective and streamlined post-award management
- Identify potential terms, regulations, and other concerns that may impact life-of-the-award management
Departmental Research Administration Faculty