Pre & Post-Conference Workshops

Half- and Full-Day Workshops

Enhance your conference experience by registering to attend an intensive Workshop or Senior Forum! These educational resources offer best-practice training and critical industry networking opportunities.  The Annual Meeting Pre-Conference workshops are offered on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday August 6th, 2023. And a Post-Conference Workshop offered Wednesday, August 9th. These educational resources offer best-practice training and critical industry networking opportunities. 

All participants who would like to attend workshops must also register for the Annual Meeting. Registration for these workshops are first come, first served and do fill up quickly.

There is a separate registration fee for each Workshop and Senior forum. To register, visit the Conference Registration Page. Workshops and Senior Forums are subject to a maximum number of participants based upon room size and learning objectives. Senior forums are limited to attendees at the Director level or above.

PM Workshops
01:00PM - 04:30PM
  • WS01: Research Compliance Considerations in the Award
  • WS02: Foreign Engagements & Research Security: What are
    We Doing?
  • WS03: Research Administrators: Gatekeepers or Facilitators?
Full Day Workshop
08:15AM - 04:30PM
  • WS04: Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)
    Knowledge Review Session
AM Workshops
08:15AM - 11:45AM
  • WS05: Preaward Basics Training: What Every Research Administrator
    Should Know
  • WS06: Organizing Your Staff for Success and Efficiency
  • WS07: In Data We Trust (DTUAs, Data Sharing,…)
  • WS08: A Day in the Life of a Departmental Research Administrator:
    Managing Multiple Projects, PIs and Your Time
  • WS09: Advanced Issues in Contract Negotiation
  • SF10: How Do you Effectively Grow Central Research
    Administration Staffing?
PM Workshops
01:00PM - 04:30PM
  • WS11: Post-Award Basics
  • WS12: The Bear Necessities of Cost Share
  • WS13: Audit & Internal Controls
  • WS14: Customer Service Strategies for Research Administrators
  • WS15: Service Centers: Beyond the Basics
  • SF16: ORCID: Data, Systems, and Usage 
PM Workshop
01:00PM - 04:30PM
  • WS17: NIH Fundamentals
See Full Workshop Descriptions


Looking to add a Workshop or Senior Forum after you have already registered? Please see our Step By Step Guide to adding an additional learning engagement to your registration.

For information regarding cancellations, please visit our Cancellation Policy Page.


Questions? Contact Maurita Howerton at


Half-Day Workshops

Half Day: $125.00 each.

Full-Day RACC CFRA Workshop

Full Day: $250.00 each.



National Council of University Research Administrators
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC  20036

Phone: +1 (202) 466-3894 • Fax: +1 (202) 223-5573 • Email: