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Training Opportunities, Resources, and Events

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Spring 2021 Research & Sponsored Programs Training


Grants & Contracts Training and Workshops (Download Flyer PDF)

Provided by the Research & Sponsored Programs office, these trainings provide an open forum for investigators and administrative staff with experience in award management. All trainings will be available as Zoom virtual sessions with recordings also available on the RSP website. Registration is required for all sessions. To register and obtain meeting information, please click on the individual session to load the Zoom registration page. For questions or other issues, please contact

  • PRAF – Learn to navigate UNI's internal approval process for grant and contract proposals. This session will walk through the electronic Proposal Routing and Approval Form (PRAF) and have time for questions. Support staff and Principal Investigators are particularly encouraged to attend; all are welcome. 
  • Budgeting – An accurate budget is critical to obtaining and successfully managing external funding. This session will provide an overview of the conceptual and technical components of good budgets. 
  • Cost Share – Cost-share, match, in-kind dollars, leveraged funds...what is it really, how should it be handled in a proposal, and how do I report it at UNI? This session will provide a detailed look at cost share and reporting cost share at UNI.
  • Outgoing Subawards & Subcontracts – What’s the difference between the two? This session focuses on an overview of subawards and subcontracts – their elements and when to utilize a subaward versus a subcontract (pre-award) and once you’ve received the prime award (post-award) – roles & responsibilities, subaward invoice approval, subrecipient monitoring, and subaward amendments. The subject matter is geared towards researchers, project directors, and those newer to subawards; however, all are welcome.
  • Postaward Project Management – You’ve been funded – now what? This session will cover all aspects of postaward project management, and the paperwork needed, from project start until project end.
  • Cost Transfers – What are they, and what’s the big deal? This training forum will provide a detailed look at cost transfers including journal entries, labor distribution adjustments, and other issues. 
  • Final Accounting – Final accounting is the financial reconciliation of your sponsored project, which helps you take a "final look" at your project and all the expenses related to your project.


Spring 2021 IRB Training & Events


IRB Training Certification – The CITI Program

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RSP offers certification for IRB training through an online course in Human Subjects Protections hosted by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), based at the University of Miami. This program offers online courses that can be accessed by anyone affiliated with UNI. The tutorial takes an average of 2-3 hours and fulfills the UNI IRB training requirement to participate in human subjects research. Please visit for more information.



IRB Learning Tutorials/Discussion Sessions (Download Flyer PDF)

Monday, February 8, 2021, 2 – 3 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 2 – 3 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
IRB Chair Todd Evans offers two IRB tutorials each semester for the campus community. Rather than comprehensive certifiable training, these individualized tutorial sessions are designed to explain the UNI IRB submission and review process within the context of the needs of attendees, their research plans, and preparation of their IRB materials. (Please note: these sessions no longer fulfill the IRB training requirement.) All sessions will be Zoom virtual discussions. Registration is required. For inquiries about these sessions, please contact Todd Evans at


Spring 2021 Research & Ethics Events


Intro to Grant Seeking (Download Flyer PDF)

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 2 – 3 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
An introduction to external funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies. The basics of crafting a strong proposal and support available at UNI will be covered. 



Ethical Data Management & Presentation (Download Flyer PDF)

Monday, February 22, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
Led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, this session will present and discuss ethical issues in data storage and management, as well as how to ethically author and present your results using various methods of dissemination. 



Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research (Download Flyer PDF)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
This panel will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in quantitative research and scholarship. It will include an interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration as they pertain to quantitative research methods. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members who are experts in quantitative research methodologies. 



Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity, and Power (Download Flyer PDF)

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here  
Panelists in this workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. This event will include an interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender, race, and ethnicity. This panel discussion will be led by Helen Harton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and include other faculty members.



Export Control for Faculty & Staff (Download Flyer PDF)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 2 – 3 pm  |  Zoom virtual session -- register here
UNI Export Controls Officer Kyle Fogt will outline what faculty and staff need to know about federal export control regulations, which govern the “exporting” (sharing) of information, equipment, or software with individuals from other countries. Those who travel internationally, are engaged in sensitive technical research, use special equipment, and/or have international students or collaborators are especially encouraged to attend. You will learn which “exports” are controlled and how to guard against violating these laws and regulations, as well as what the consequences may be if you do so.



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