Research Administration Training and Education: February 2022 classes

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RATE is hosting three courses in February: Export Controls 101, Essentials of Grant Administration and Effort/Salary Cap Refresher.

RATE: Export Controls 101: Shipping, travel and collaboration

RATE Export Controls 101
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Webex training

The Office of Export Controls at OHSU helps faculty, students, researchers and staff navigate the complex environment of export regulations and laws. International export surfaces in a variety of ways in research and it’s critical to recognize when to engage export controls.

Topics Covered:

  • Scope of the Office of Export Controls.
  • OHSU’s “Fundamental Research’ privileges and agreements.
  • Export Controls website resources, forms, guidance.
  • Most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

How will I benefit?

  • Meet Jen McCaw, OHSU’s export controls officer.
  • Learn to flag export controls concerns.
  • Locate top export controls resources.
  • Help your group avoid and resolve issues with travel, shipping and collaboration.

Who should attend?

  • Department Administrators.
  • Research Assistants.
  • Research Administrators.
  • Clinical Research Coordinators.
  • Administrative Support Staff in Research.

RATE: Essentials of Grant Administration (EGA)

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

You must attend all 3 sessions to earn credit

Essentials of Grant Administration provides a comprehensive overview of grant administration at OHSU from the very first steps of finding funding all the way to publishing and close-out. A number of topic experts help paint the big picture of grant administration in this course.

Topics Covered:

  • Searching for funding.
  • Basic budget preparation.
  • Just-in-time requests.
  • Research Integrity compliance and approvals.
  • NIH policy & Uniform Guidance.
  • OPAM forms, reporting requirements, and close-out.
  • Public access and publishing.

Who should attend?

Any member of the Research Mission who in some way supports federal grant administration.


Effort/Salary Cap Refresher

Effort/Salary Cap
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
1 to 3 p.m.
Webex training

This class reviews key components of the RATE Effort Certification and RATE DHHS Salary Cap courses. It also provides Department Effort Coordinators the opportunity to consult with the Institutional Effort Coordinator for issues specific to their effort statements.

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’re submitted.

If you can’t make it to this drop-in session date, you are welcome to schedule phone, Skype, or in-person one-on-one meetings with the Institutional Effort Coordinator, Hope Asana, to work through any questions or issues.