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Page Updated: September 16th, 2021

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.

We currently have the following courses available for registration: RED Registration Here

  • Basic Introduction to Research Administration at the UW (On-Demand)
  • Cayuse: Introduction to Federal Proposal Creation
  • Cayuse: Subawards and Multi-Project Proposals
  • Closeout
  • Cost-Share
  • Cost-Transfers
  • Effort 101 (On-Demand)
  • Effort 102 (On-Demand)
  • Excel - Pivot Tables for Research Administrators
  • Introduction to Proposal Preparation and Budgets (On-Demand)
  • Introduction to WISPER
  • Post Award Management: Part I - Payroll and Commitments
  • Post Award Management: Part II – Purchasing, Travel, and Subawards
  • Post Proposal Submission Requests (JIT)
  • Sponsored Project Audits (On-Demand)
  • The Award Setup Process
  • You Have a Project, Now What?
  • WISER for Grants Management

New RED Courses Coming in 2022!

  • NIH Budgets
  • NSF Proposal Basics
  • Understanding Contract Negotiation
  • Introduction to Agreement Types (On-Demand)
  • Outgoing Subawards (On-Demand)
  • Allowability and Cost Principles

Information for UW-Madison CPAs

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

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 HOT Topic Discussion Groups

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.

RED Course Materials

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RED Course Facilitators
Ryan Albrecht
Research & Sponsored Programs
Post-Award Accountant
Ryan.Albrecht@rsp.wisc.edu
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Jennifer Cox Bell
Research & Sponsored Programs
Grants and Contract Specialist
jcbell2@rsp.wisc.edu
608/265-9085
Kelly Belshaw
Research & Sponsored Programs
Effort Administrator
belshaw@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-2395
Benjamin Biltz
Research & Sponsored Programs
Information Processing Consultant
bpbiltz@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3036
Becky Bound
Carbone Cancer Center
Senior Research Administrator
rebecca.bound@wisc.edu
608/263-2560
Shelly Earl
Research & Sponsored Programs
Grants System Business Analyst
shelly.earl@rsp.wisc.edu
608/262-0250
Brenda Egan
Research & Sponsored Programs
Financial Program Manager
baegan@rsp.wisc.edu
608/262-9029
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Kyle Everard
Research & Sponsored Programs
Audit Coordinator
kyle.everard@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-2409
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Sandy Fowler
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Assistant Dean
sandy.fowler@wisc.edu
608/262-3947
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Melanie Hebl
Research & Sponsored Programs
Education Coordinator
mrjacobs3@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3068
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Angie Johnson
Research & Sponsored Programs
Non-Federal Accounting Manager
angie.johnson@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3147
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Amy ES Kuehn
School of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Director
aeskuehn@vetmed.wisc.edu
608/890-2909
Marci-Rae Kukula
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Post-Award Accountant
Marcirae.kukula@wisc.edu
608-890-2249
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Allison Lynch
Research & Sponsored Programs
Senior Grants and Contract Specialist
alynch4@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-1624
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Tammy Kuhn Martin
College of Engineering
Assistant Dean
tamara.kuhnmartin@wisc.edu
608/265-0504
Bridgett Molinar
Research & Sponsored Programs
Post-Award Accountant
Bridgett.Molinar@rsp.wisc.edu
608-890-3589
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Nick Novak
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Assistant Vice Chancellor
nick.novak@wisc.edu
608/265-4868
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Larisa Roberts
Department of Biomedical Engineering
llroberts@wisc.edu
608/265-3464
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Jennifer Rodis
Research & Sponsored Programs
Policy/Planning Analyst
rodis@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-2538
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Christy Schulz
School of Medicine & Public Health
Administrative Program Specialist
crschulz@wisc.edu
608/265-3386
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John Varda
College of Letters and Science
Assistant Dean
john.varda@wisc.edu
608/890-1810
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Kedren Witkowski
College of Engineering
Research Administrator
kedren.witkowski@wisc.edu
608/265-7904
Effort and ECRT Related Trainings

Effort must be reported and certified for all individuals who receive salary support from a sponsored project or who expend committed effort on a sponsored project regardless of receiving salary support from the sponsor.ECRT is an electronic web-based Effort Certification and Reporting Technology System tool that facilitates effort certification and reporting at the UW. Learn more here.

Web-based Effort Trainings

EC 101 - Effort Coordinator Training

Additional UW-Madison Training and Resources for Research Administrators

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.