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Session Topics: (subject to change)

  • A Collaborative View of Research Administration - roles and responsibilities/key players
  • Administrating ARPA-E and DARPA - A Post-Award Perspective
  • Budgets for RAMP - RAMPING up Internal Budget Templates to Facilitate Smoother RAMP entry in FPS and AWD setups
  • Budgets/Budget Justifications - understanding both and - how it affects post-award allowable/allocable
  • Change Management - Big ideas don't have to equal big problems
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commitment Management. Best practices and practical solutions for complex commitment cases
  • Compliance in a world of it depends - Allowability
  • Cost-share - what's new with RAMP/Workday
  • DEI in Action - How Research Administrators Can Enact Change, Every Day
  • Demystifying F&A - How it's pooled/dispersed/calculated etc
  • Export Controls and Sanctions Programs: Federal regulatory topics and trends that affect your work
  • Federal updates- NIH and NSF
  • Is it or isn't in Participant Support?
  • Onboarding - Dealing with Unfinished Business when entering new Department/Role
  • Onboarding New PIs - Best Practices for a Dept/Division
  • Plotting a Career in Research Administration
  • Public Access to Publications and Public Access to Data
  • Purchasing/Business Services Topic
  • RAMP Discussion - Lessons Learned from the Field -- Funding Proposals and Awards
  • Research Security
  • T32s - Fellowships
  • The 3Ws of Organizational Culture: What is it? Who defines it? Why is it so hard to change?
  • Time Management - Keeping it Simple
  • Understanding Research Compliance - IRB, IACUC, Bio
  • Working with PIs - communication etc.