Research Education Events with Active Registration

▼   Travel to NSF Day at the University of Alabama Birmingham

DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION: This is the rescheduled date for the ALEPSCoR NSF Day originally scheduled in January that was postponed due to weather. National Science Foundation Program Managers will provide an introduction to NSF, the various directorates, and how to craft a proposal for NSF. USA will once again organize a group trip, and there will be a block of hotel rooms available.

REGISTRATION: If you want to travel with the group from USA and take advantage of block room rates, you need to REGISTER ONLINE. This is separate from the registration to participate in NSF Day.

▼   2018 Fundamentals of Research Administration Program

DATES: Program begins June 6, 2018 and runs through December 2018.

DESCRIPTION: Research administrators have many responsibilities. Successful research administrators meet their responsibilities with a broad knowledge base and excellent personal interaction skills. The purpose of the Fundamentals of Research Administration program is to provide participants with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of sponsored projects administration using the interactive, team-based learning approach.

ELIGIBILITY: The Fundamentals of Research Administration program is intended for early career research administrators or those who are planning to take the CRA (Certified Examination for Research Administrator), CPRA (Certified Examination for Pre-Award Research Administrators) or CFRA (Certified Examination for Financial Research Administrators) within a year of completing the program. The program offers 24 hours (12 two-hour modules) of in-class instruction.

REQUIREMENTS: Access to a laptop computer is required (some in-session application activities will require the use of a laptop computer). The program will utilize USA Online, the USA on-line learning management system for resource management, assignment, notification and grade presentations. The individual, group and peer evaluation measures that are standard components of the team based learning paradigm will contribute to the overall score. In addition, pre- and post-session assignments and a final exam will be factored into the calculation of the overall score. Participants meeting the competency requirements (earning ≥ 80%=PASS) will receive a program certificate. The certificate entitles the participant to reimbursement of the cost of successfully completing a CRA/CRPA/CFRA exam within one year of participation in the program.

REGISTRATION: For more information about the program, including an outline of the full curriculum and session calendar, or to register for the program, visit the InfoReady submission portal.

▼   2017-2018 Responsible Conduct of Research Training Series

DATES: First Thursdays, 12-1pm (brown bag lunch).

DESCRIPTION: Education in the responsible conduct of research provides a shared understanding of the rules and ethical norms to perform research. Researchers have both professional and regulatory-related responsibilities to conducting research responsibly, such as practicing scholarly activities and research with integrity. RCR training aims to develop commonality in building shared values in order to promote a culture of compliance, and empowerment to continue conversations within the work environment. 

ELIGIBILITY: Faculty, Postdoctoral Students, and Senior Graduate Students are encouraged to participate.   

REGISTRATION: More information (including registration) is available online


 If you don't see a research training topic/session open for registration, please check the events calendar for information about the next session being offered.