Research Administration Training and Education: September 2020 classes

Research Administration Training and Education (RATE) is offering two courses in September — a RATE Effort Certification refresher and RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration. RATE connects research administrators and others working in support of the research mission with a variety of learning experiences and resources.

RATE Effort Certification & DHHS Salary Cap Refresher

This session is offered before the Effort Certification deadline. Department Effort Coordinators can submit statements ahead of the class so that they can discuss them with OHSU’s institutional effort coordinator.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
1 to 3 p.m.
WebEx Training

Who should attend?

  • Department Effort Coordinators (DECs)
  • Any Department Administrators who work closely with DECs to accurately report effort and get it certified.
  • Especially for DECs who have issues or questions about their effort statements.

How will you benefit?

  • Identify your role and responsibilities for this process.
  • Gain understanding of the DHHS salary cap, one of the more complicated aspects of effort certification.
  • Become familiar with the tools and resources necessary to stay in compliance with this requirement.
  • Confirm that your department’s certifications will be approved the first time they are submitted.

If you cannot make it to this session, you are welcome to schedule phone, Skype or WebEx one-on-one meetings with the Institutional Effort Coordinator Hope Asana to work through any questions or issues.


RATE RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WebEx Training 

RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration provides an overview of roles and responsibilities in research, as well as the services and resources offered by the RDA Units.

Topics covered:

  • Synopsis of each RDA unit’s function presented by unit leaders
  • Roles and responsibilities in research administration
  • Strategies for navigating research administration considerations
  • Meet-and-greet RDA staff assigned to your department
  • Collection of web-based resources for research administration

Who should attend?

  • Department administrators
  • Research assistants
  • Research administrators
  • Clinical research coordinators
  • Administrative support staff in research

How will you benefit?

  • Gain familiarity with the roles in RDA units and other groups serving research
  • Recognize your own role and responsibilities
  • Make connections with colleagues and RDA staff
  • Navigate resources that support research administration

What participants are saying:

“It helps build a broader perspective on how my responsibility fits into the big picture.”

“I really liked the interactive game, that it was held at the Bancroft building, and the chance to ‘meet and greet’.”

“It was great to put faces to names.”