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. Directed education is institutionally specific and tailored to a specific topic or need. For broader educational needs, NCURA provides holistic training in research administration through our Traveling or On-Campus Workshops.


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.

This assessment was a godsend to our institution. We were struggling with our [office] organization and the assessment provided by NCURA was absolutely invaluable. It provided us with the road map we so desperately needed.

senior university administrator
& faculty member