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Research Administration 101

Research 101Research Administration 101 is a certificate program offered by the Office of Research to members of the KU community engaged in the administration of externally sponsored projects.  Spring 2018 will kick-off a new format for this long-standing program The program will now be offered in a class format consisting of one two-hour overview session and eight issue-based hour sessions (offered throughout the year) led by a variety of in-house experts as well as invited guests from the broader KU community.

The course is intended to provide participants with an overview of what sponsored projects are, how they are administered at KU, and who bears responsibility for seeing that they are administered responsibly. Many of the topics addressed are relevant to all sponsored projects, including research, educational service agreements, training grants, and public service projects. Some topics will be relevant to any research activity, regardless of whether or not it is externally funded.

If you have questions about the materials and course schedule, please contact resadmin-events@ku.edu. Past participants are invited to drop in on sessions for a refresher.

Certification Requirements
Persons interested in qualifying for the certification offered with this program must attend one of the 2-hour overview sessions and a minimum of  six of the eight issue-based hour-long sessions. Those who are unable to meet the minimum requirement may make up missed classes when they are offered the following year.

2018-2019 Topic Courses

Date Topic
September 20, 2018 Research Admin &b Research Administration Systems
October 18, 2018 Research Integrity
November 15, 2018 Export Control & Environmental Health & Safety
January 17, 2019 Financial Compliances: Subawards & Purchasing
February 21, 2019 Post Award Management & Actions
March 21, 2019 Cost Share
April 18, 2019 Effort
May 16, 2019 Balancing Customer Service and Compliance