The University of Arizona

Resources for Research Administrators

Research, Discovery & Innovation offers an extensive program of workshops designed to help research administrators and business offices successfully work with faculty researchers to navigate the full research cycle, from finding and securing funding, negotiating contracts, and managing the award, to ensuring compliance with relevant laws and policies.

If you are interesting in having one of these workshops presented for your department or college, please contact Research Training Services at 621-0598 or We can also deliver specialized training by request.

Browse the trainings we offer below or view a schedule of upcoming workshops. Please register for workshops in advance by clicking the title or through UAccess Learning.

Online Learning

The following are recordings of previous workshops held by the RDI Department and are available to the campus community as a self-paced learning tool.

NCURA 2017: New Research Terms and Conditions
NCURA 2017: Building a Budget
NCURA 2017: FISMA Handbook

Instructor-Led Workshops & Training

The following workshops are available to the campus community regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in one of the above programs. You can sign up for the following workshops by clicking on the course title or by visiting UITS's workshop registration page. Note: workshops without a hyperlink are not currently scheduled. Beginning in September, 2014, workshop registration will take place through the UAccess Learning system.

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Research Development

Electronic Submission Systems
Finding Funding
Introduction to Research Contracting
Life Cycle of A Sponsored Project
Proposal & Budget: Responding to the RFP
Standard Research Terms and Conditions (NSF, NIH, and More)
When to Route a Proposal / Slides

Online Resources
PIVOT Training Webinars

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Research Administration

Analytics: Dashboard Reports
Award Agreements
Award Transfers to/from the University of Arizona / Slides
Budgeting: Participant Support vs. Subject Pay
Budgeting: Salary Calculation
Closeout of a Sponsored Project
Cost Sharing
Direct vs. Indirect Costs
Effort Reporting
Equipment Reporting and Management
Financial Overview: Managing Accounts and Documents
Financial Compliance Overview and Audit
Financial Management: Cash Handling & Receiving
Financial Management: F&A Rate Proposal
Initiating Requisitions and Amending POs for Subcontracts
NIH/NSF Salary Limitations
NIH Modular Budgeting
Non-Financial Compliance Units
Operational Advances
SPS Online Resources Guide
Sponsored Projects vs. Gifts vs. Sales & Services Accounts
Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring
Supplemental Compensation
Tracking SPS Work in Progress
UAccess Research Proposal Routing / Slides Dec. 2015 / Handouts Dec. 2015
Uniform Administrative Guidance for Federal Awards / Slides

Online Training
UAccess Learning

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Research Compliance & Ethics

Training & Workshops
Conflict of Interest
Export Control
Human Subjects Protection Program
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Health Information Privacy and Security
Radiation, Chemical and Biological Safety
Responsible Conduct of Research

Online Resources
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Committee on Publication Ethics (CORE)
The Office of Research Integrity