The University of Arizona

Research Training Catalog

Career & Professional Development Programs

Each of the following programs consists of a targeted curriculum of workshops and trainings that will help participants generate the skills and knowledge they need to be more successful as researchers and research administrators. Please register for these programs through UAccess Learning

NIH K Award Grant Preparation Program

The Mentored K Program provides a series of workshops for early career faculty interested in applying to the NIH K funding opportunities. The workshops will include the following topics: overview session, mentor/collaborator statements, environment/institutional commitment session, research plan: specific aims session, as well as individual coaching. To find more information and program announcements, please visit the Research Development Services page.

NSF Career Grant Preparation Program

Offered by Research Development Services, a unit of Research, Discovery & Innovation, to provide an overview of the NSF Career Grant program and proposal development assistance to those that chose to submit a full proposal to NSF. Learn more. 

Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate Program

This program provides an introduction to research ethics, scholarly integrity, and codes of conduct for researchers and scholars. The program is available and open to the entire campus community, but is required for students, postdocs, and certain junior faculty funded through either the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH). See Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate Program for more information.

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 see a list of upcoming workshops on the events page. You can register for the workshops by clicking on the course title below.

Research Development

NIH K Award Grant Preparation Program
NSF Career Grant Preparation Program

Finding Funding

Online Training
Engaging DARPA
PIVOT Training Webinars

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
Contracting for Research: An Introduction / Slides Sept. 2015
Cost Sharing Introduction
 / Slides Dec. 2015
Direct vs. Indirect Costs
Effort Reporting
Electronic Submission Systems
Equipment Reporting and Management
Financial Compliance Overview and Audit
Financial Management: Cash Handling & Receiving
Financial Management: F&A Rate Proposal
Initiating Requisitions and Amending POs for Subcontracts
Life Cycle of A Sponsored Project / Slides Sept. 2015
Managing Accounts and Documents / Slides Sept. 2015
NIH/NSF Salary Limitations
NIH Modular Budgeting
Non-Financial Compliance Units
Operational Advances
Proposal & Budget: Responding to the RFP / Slides Sept. 2015
SPS Online Resources Guide
Sponsored Projects vs. Gifts vs. Sales & Services Accounts
Standard Research Terms and Conditions (NSF, NIH, and More)
Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring / Slides Dec. 2015
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/Resources
UAccess Research
When to Route a Proposal (Slides) 

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


Online Resources
Managing NIH Public Access Compliance
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)