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Research Education Development (RED)
Page Updated: March 20, 2023
The management and administration of sponsored programs is complex and must be carried out in compliance with UW policy, federal and state laws, sponsor requirements and award terms and conditions. UW Research Administrators must navigate policies, procedures, and systems in an effort to ensure that sponsored programs are appropriately managed while providing excellent customer service. The courses and resources below will help individuals understand and implement these responsibilities to ensure compliance and protect the university and faculty.
RED: Research-Education-Development is RSP's educational program for research administrators at the UW. RSP is currently collaborating with campus subject matter experts in dean's offices and departments to ensure development of high quality and beneficial learning experiences through the RED program.
Through RED, we hope to provide a network of resources to staff, build competencies across campus, and promote efficiency and compliance in an open and inclusive training environment.
RED Courses: RED Registration Here
New RED Courses Coming Soon!
RED courses can count towards informal learning activities to meet CPA CPE requirements.
Learn more at https://www.wicpa.org/cpe/requirements.
Please apply professional judgement in computing the number of CPE credit hours claimed.
Check here for more information as it becomes available. If you have questions or comments please contact Melanie Hebl, Education Coordinator in the Research and Sponsored Programs Office. Melanie.Hebl@wisc.edu or 608-890-3068
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RED Coaching Request: Would you like a subject matter expert to come and demonstrate a skill for you? Would it be helpful for someone to show you how to use a particular system or tool? Are you looking to have a few research administration questions answered? Let the RED program help find you someone to answer your questions.
RED hosts periodic discussion groups covering hot topics in research administration. These sessions typically consist of a brief presentation by a subject matter expert and include a lot of time for Q/A and group discussion. These opportunities promote networking with UW-Madison colleagues while learning about important issues in the field. If you have a topic that you would like discussed in the future, please submit it for consideration.
In order to view RED Course Materials, please click the button below to login to the NetID service.
Payroll must be certified for faculty, staff and trainees who have salary charged (direct or cost shared) to federally sponsored projects. Project-based payroll statements are certified biannually by the project's Principal Investigator. ECC (Employee Compensation Compliance) is the web-based system used to facilitate these certifications. Learn more here.
"ECC for Certifiers" is mandatory for PIs who need to complete certifications.
"Basics of Effort, Commitments and Payroll Certification" introduces the most important concepts in all three realms. While not mandatory, faculty, and other members of the research community that engage in sponsored projects, will find the overview useful.
UW-Madison Business Services Training provides relevant courses and resources to ensure that UW-Madison employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their purchasing and financial responsibilities accurately and efficiently. Find courses here on topics related to Accounts Receivable, Billing, Capital Equipment, Gift Management, Expense Reimbursement, Purchasing, and More.
UW-Madison research administrators should remain current on a variety of research compliance requirements both regulatory and financial. Find training and resources here from the university’s compliance offices.
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