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SPA Training Opportunities

Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is developing a comprehensive research administration education program.  The program will include in-person interactive learning experiences, video tutorials, reference guides, and other workshops and events meant to provide support and professional development for research administrators, faculty, and students involved in research.

As the program develops, opportunities will be listed below and emailed to the Farmington Research Administration email group.  If you would like to be added to the Farmington Research Administration email group or you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

Level One Basics of Research Administration

This 7 hour course is taught in two 3.5 hour sessions.  Topics include:
- Defining research and research administration at UConn and UConn Health
- Clarifying a sponsored project, its lifecycle, and the roles and responsibilities of all involved
- Exploring the Office of the Vice President for Research and Sponsored Program Services
- Defining agreement, sponsor, and funding types
- Explaining compliance and audit regulations and findings
- Introducing the subjects and terminology of pre and post award managementThis is a highly interactive course, meant to deliver a lot of information in a conversational manner to help you retain the information discussed.Participants must have access to a reliable device with audio/video capabilities (laptop/desktop/tablet) to participate in class. Webex will be the platform used to administer the course.  Register for classes through Saba.  Please Note: classes must have 5 participants to run.  Please email spa.training@uconn.edu with any questions.
2022-2023 Class Dates - All classes run from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
September 13 and 15, 2022 (Tuesday, Thursday)
October 10 and 12, 2022 (Monday Wednesday)
November 8 and 10, 2022 (Tuesday, Thursday)
December 13 and 15, 2022 (Tuesday, Thursday)
January 10 and 12, 2023 (Tuesday, Thursday)
February 6 and 8, 2023 (Monday, Wednesday)
March 6 and 8, 2023 (Monday, Wednesday)
April 10 and 12, 2023 (Monday, Wednesday)
May 8 and 10, 2023 (Monday, Wednesday)
June 5 and 7, 2023 (Monday, Wednesday)

Federal Costing Principles Interactive Learning Experience

Federal Costing Principles

In this three hour interactive learning experience, research administrators will engage in activities designed to help them:

  • confidently explain the importance of Uniform Guidance in research administration
  • evaluate costs to federally funded accounts against Uniform Guidance requirements to ensure compliance
  • make informed and accurate costing decisions using Uniform Guidance requirements as the foundation
  • make use of available UConn/UConn Health resources for questions and assistance

This training is highly interactive.  You will be engaging with your peers to solve questions by “writing” on the screen and using other online tools. Participants must have access to a reliable device with audio/video capabilities (laptop/desktop/tablet) to participate in class. Webex will be the platform used to administer the course.

Register for classes through Saba.  Please Note: classes must have 5 participants to run.  Please email spa.training@uconn.edu with any questions.

2022-2023 Class Dates - All classes run from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
September 20, 2022 (Tuesday)
October 17, 2022 (Monday)
November  15, 2022 (Tuesday)
December 20, 2022 (Tuesday)
January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)
February 13, 2023 (Monday)
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
April 17, 2023 (Monday)
May 15, 2023 (Monday)
June 12, 2023 (Monday)

Subaward Theory and Application

In this three hour interactive learning experience, research administrators will engage in activities designed to help them:

  • accurately evaluate, compile, prepare, and submit subaward documentation for a proposal
  • accurately evaluate, compile, prepare, and submit documentation for new subaward or an amendment
  • confidently explain the role of the PI, the department administrator, and Sponsored Program Services from proposal to closeout
  • make use of available UConn/UConn Health resources for questions and assistance

The course focuses on the policies and regulations as well as what you need to successfully execute an outgoing subaward.

This training is highly interactive.  You will be engaging with your peers to solve questions by “writing” on the screen and using other online tools. Participants must have access to a reliable device with audio/video capabilities (laptop/desktop/tablet) to participate in class. Webex will be the platform used to administer the course.

Register for classes through Saba.  Please Note: classes must have 5 participants to run.  Please email spa.training@uconn.edu with any questions.

2022-2023 Class Dates - All classes run from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
September 29, 2022 (Thursday)
December 8, 2022 (Thursday)
January 19, 2023 (Thursday)
March 16, 2023 (Thursday)
May 23, 2023 (Tuesday)

 

Training Videos and NCURA Webinars

Training Videos and NCURA Webinars can be found on the OVPR-SPS NCURA Webinars Channel (NetID Logon required).

UConn Health Funding Module Training – Account Management System

Pertains to UConn Health Faculty and Staff members who use the Account Management System (AMS).

This 10 minute video explains the funding module available in the (AMS).  Faculty and Staff can use this video to learn how to navigate the AMS system to find the information needed to manage their awards.  Please contact ersadmin@uchc.edu for questions regarding the AMS system.  For questions regarding any UConn or UConn Health Training, please contact brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.