NCURA Peer Advisory Services

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. 

For questions or further information, please complete our information request form.

NCURA's was the most detailed and thorough external review we have received. It was objective, incisive, and provided recommendations the university will act on to improve our research administration.

Vice President for Research