Directed Education

Directed Education brings the senior research administrator's expertise to your institution to provide targeted education about a particular NCURA Standard that is critical to helping you build a solid research administration infrastructure and to manage risk. Unlike the NCURA Traveling or On-Campus Workshops that provide education across a broad scope, the directed education is tailored to a specific topic or need.


As an institution identifies high risk or emerging areas, the directed education allows the appropriate staff and stakeholders to attend an educational offering in a half-day or full-day format at the institution. This education is focused on a specific topic to provide in-depth coverage. Some topics might include:

  • Basics of export controls and crafting export control programs
  • cost sharing
  • time and effort reporting
  • establishing policies and key processes surrounding policies
  • funding searches, analyzing sponsor information, and providing faculty services
  • subawards/subrecipients
  • contracting terms and negotiations
  • cost accounting standards

This service is tailored to the needs of the institution and is flexible in responding to a range of institutional needs. 

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