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

Postaward Management for PI's: A panel discussion with a PI and research administrators 

Following are recordings of previous workshops held by the RDI Department and are available to the campus community as a self-paced learning tool. When you click the stream link, please choose the sign in drop down option for UA NetID.

NCURA 2017: New Research Terms and Conditions
NCURA 2017: Building a Budget
NCURA 2017: FISMA Handbook
NCURA 2017: NSF Fundamentals
NCURA 2017: Single IRB
NCURA 2017: Data Transfer and Use Agreements
NCURA 2017: Managing Sponsored Research Risk in an International Environment
NCURA 2018: Public Access: Practical Ways To Assist Faculty To Comply With Public Access Policies
NCURA 2018: Rigor And Reproducibility For The Research Administrator

I Got My Award...Now What?! PostAward Management for the Principal Investigator

Instructor-Led Workshops & Training

Following workshops are available to the campus community. You can register for workshop 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

Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services is in the process of rebuilding its training curriculum. More information to come in summer 2018.

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