Thursday Research Topics

Presented by the office of Research, TRT logoThursday Research Topics (TRT) presentations are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month. 

Training sessions will provide targeted information to aid research administrators on a wide variety of topics.
Unless indicated otherwise, meetings will be 11:00am - 11:50am in Simons Auditorium, Higuchi Biosciences Center, on the KU Lawrence West Campus.
Previous TRT presentations and NCURA video broadcasts are archived on the "Research Administration Training and Resources" BlackBoard site.  You must be enrolled in order to view them. If you are a KU employee who wishes to be enrolled in the site, you can request access from Bill Sharp at

Upcoming Sessions
April 14, 2016
"Limited Submissions," Nancy Biles, PreAward Services, Office of Research​

Past Sessions
February 11, 2016
“Professional Development Opportunities in Research Administration.”  Presenter:  Bill Sharp​

September 10, 2015
“ERA: What System Administrators Want you to Know,” Robert Kerley and Elena Semyonova-Smith

August 13, 2015
“Uniform Guidance: Lessons Learned,” Nancy Biles, Megan Todd, Dan Coonfield, Brad Bernet

June 11, 2015
"Cost Share/Matching Processes," Anita Abel, Nancy Biles, and Elena Semyonova-Smith​

May 14, 2015
"Administering Service Rates," Sarah Carver

April 9, 2015
"Effort Certifications," Anita Abel and Kara Wozniak

March 12, 2015
"Cost Transfers," Anita Abel and Elena Semyonava-Smith

February 12, 2015
"Uniform Guidance: It's Here! KU's Implementation," Linda Sadler, Gina Cregg, Alicia Reed

December 11, 2014
"OMB Uniform Guidance Update," Anita Abel, Alicia Reed and Bill Sharp

November 13, 2014
"Research Development and Collaboration," Bob Rummer, Research Development

September 11, 2014
"KU Research: Who We Are, What We Do, and Why It Matter"

August 14, 2014
"The Affordable Care Act"

June 12, 2014
"Cost Transfers and Retroactive Funds Adjustment Revisited" 

January 9, 2014
"PeopleSoft AR / Billing Project Update" 

December 12, 2013
"Cyber Security Awareness" 
November 7, 2013
"Retroactive Funds Adjustments – procedures changes"
October 10, 2013
"How to Read a Budget Summary"
September 12, 2013
“Cost Share: Implications After the Award is Received”
August 8, 2013
"eCompliance for Research Administrators: Submitting and Managing Human Subjects Protocols"
July 11, 2013
"Cost sharing/matching policies and procedures.”

June 13, 2013

May 9, 2013
Federal Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements Overview"​

April 11, 2013
“International Travel, Shipping, and Export Controls”

March 14, 2013
"Navigating the New RGS Website and Other Research Administration Resources on the Web"

February 14, 2013
“The NIH Salary Cap:  What Is It and How to Manage It”

January 10, 2013
“Tuition Payments under Externally Sponsored Projects”
December 13, 2012
Using the Greenphire Process to Pay Human Research Participants via Debit Card.  11:10am-12:00pm in Simons Auditorium, Higuchi Biosciences Center, West Campus
September 13, 2012
NCURA Video Conference: “Export Controls and Other Security Concerns”
August 9, 2012
July 12, 2012
Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedures Changes
June 14, 2012
NCURA Video Conference: "Tech Transfer Issues for the Research Administrator”
May 10, 2012
Effort Reporting
April 12, 2012
NCURA Video Conference: "It Takes A Village to Manage Awards"
March 8, 2012
KU's New F&A Rate


Research Administration
Alicia Reed
Assistant Vice Chancellor for KU Research, Interim
phone 785-864-3289
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