Research Administration Hot Topics

RAHT

URA hosts Research Administration Hot Topics (RAHT) sessions every 3rd Monday of the month. RAHT is a series of mini trainings & learning opportunities. Attend all or feel free to attend those only relevant to you/your role!

Upcoming sessions are listed in the "Events" section on the URA Homepage, and notices are sent to the URA Grants Admin Listserv*

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Previous RAHT Sessions & Power Points

Topics: Staff Annoucements, NSF Research.gov - Proposal Submission Walk Through, AURA Grants - Update Annoucement, NIH Human Subjects Study Records, NIH Biosketches, Reminders (PDF)
Presenter: Anna Jackson, Aaron House (URA)
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time:  20:00 – 3:00 pm
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: Cost Allocation, Upcoming Closeout Report, Pre-Award Reminders (PDF)
Presenter: Jessica Lawrence, Natasha Meier, Emily Meyer (URA)
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: Research Development Support (RDS), FDP Expanded Clearinghouse, Letter of Intent (LOI) (PDF)
Presenter: Paula Carney & Julia Lane (RDS); Anna Jackson, Christi Brooks, & Natasha Meier (URA)
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: RPPR Submissions, Upcoming Closeout Report, Account Management Guidelines (PDF)
Presenter: Natasha Meier (URA)
Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: Export Control, Travel Toolkit, Amendment/Modification Process Changes
Presenter: Stefan Jellicoe (URA), Katie Hrinyak & Kate Moore (Global Engagement), Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: Uniform Guidance-Procurement Implementation, Account Create Form, Agency Updates
Presenter: Mark Fehlberg (Procurement ) & Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: Research.Gov Changes, Outgoing Subaward & SCA processes, RPPR Refresher
Presenter: Aaron House (URA) & Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: 1) Advance Account Policy Recap and Form Walk-Through 2) Milestone Invoicing Recap and Form Walk-Through 3) Associate Account Guidelines 4) No-Cost Extensions (PDF)
Presenter: Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: AURA Updates, Advance Accounts, Milestone Invoicing, Closeout (PDF)
Presenter: Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: URA Updates – Systems, Staff, and Processes (PDF)
Presenters: Jessica Lawrence, Aaron House (URA)
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topics: 1) URA Staffing and Workload Updates 2) FORMS-E Application Packages, 3) SF424 Updates, 4) Grants.gov Workspaces, 5) FDP Expanded Clearinghouse (PDF)
Presenters: Jessica Lawrence, Aaron House, Laura Lindley (URA)
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: 1) Meet the new Award Managers 2) Federal Agency Updates 3) NIH Definition of a Clinical Trial 4)The FPD Expanded Clearinghouse (PDF)
Presenter: Laura Lindley (URA)
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Here Come the Subs: The Lifecycle of an Incoming Sub-Award & Overdrafts on Ended Awards (PDF)
Presenter: Arpa Orojian (URA) & Chris Sorensen (SAA)
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Research Terms & Conditions: The Who, What, Where, When, How & Why (PDF)
Presenter: Natasha Meier (URA)
Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic:The Funding Proposal: A discussion on the data fields and best practices (PDF)
Presenter: Laura Lindley (URA)
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Financial Reporting & Closeouts; Federal Agency Updates (PDF)
Presenter: Christi Brooks (SAA) & Chris Sorensen (SAA)
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: NIH & NSF Updates (PDF)
Presenter: Arpa Orojian (URA)
Date: Monday, November 21st 2016
Time:  09:30 – 10:30 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: New F&A Rate Agreement (PDF)
Presenters: Michael Ludwig (URA) & Chris Sorensen (SAA)
Date: Monday, October 17th 2016
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Relinquishing Statements (PDF)
Presenters: Christi Brooks (SAA) & Laura Lindley (URA) 
Date: Monday, September 19th 2016
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Bi-Weekly Student Payroll Conversion (PDF)
Presenters: Christine Sorensen (SAA)
Date: Monday, August 15th 2016
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103

Topic: Award Terms and Conditions & E-Verify (PDF)
Presenters: Lynda Wolter (URA)
Date: Monday, July 18th 2016
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Place:  KCBD Auditorium, 1103