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This unique opportunity allows investigators, paired with mentors, to practice communicating their research to diverse audiences. If you are interested in being part of this series, contact Pam Dillon, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Authors Discussion Forum
This session will provide junior faculty and students new to publishing the opportunity to gain better understanding about how the peer-reviewed journal process works.
CAR Instructional Library
Multimedia material on research administration related topics is provided for departmental or individual viewing. Material is available on a first-come, first serve basis and is available for on two week loan increments. For a list of available titles visit, https://www.vcu.edu/research/osp/car_instructional_library.htm.
VCU Sponsored Projects Administration Certification Program
Content of the program is geared towards individuals with 3-5 years of experience in sponsored project administration but anyone is welcome to enroll. The program will consist of five modules – each focusing on a primary aspect of sponsored project administration. Each module will have several units posted on Blackboard. Students will be expected to complete these units, on their own, by the scheduled completion date. One classroom session will be held for each module, following completion of the on-line units. The Certification Program is an internal, semester long, VCU program aimed at fostering and disseminating knowledge about sponsored project administration. The program is offered each fall semester.
This course will provide you with an overview of the new Click Commerce system for electronic IACUC submissions. Several tips and tricks will be provided as well as details regarding submission deadlines and the protocol conversion process from the current system.
First developed at Vanderbilt University, the Cores Ordering & Reporting Enterprise System (CORES), is an established and proven system currently in use at Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and Meharry Medical College. With the CORES system, individual billing invoices will no longer be sent by campus mail, but rather will be sent via email to a principal investigator or their designated fiscal administrator. These can be treated as strictly informational, or used for monthly reconciliations -- an opportunity is provided to flag errors. In addition, the PI or FA can readily track core lab expenditures by logging on to CORES with their VCU eID and generating on-demand reports that detail usage within all of the core facilities affiliated with CORES. Billings will be processed on a monthly basis as an automated export from CORES to the Banner system, and at this point, no further action will be required from either the PI or FA.
xTrain for NIH
This class will provide instruction and discussion on NIH's xTrain initiative. The xTrain initiative "provides program directors, university administrators, and trainees the ability to electronically process and submit appointment forms and termination notices associated with institutional research training grants and career development awards." The discussion will center on departments and administrators that deal with training and career development award mechanisms.
These on line training and instructor led courses provide an overview of Effort Reporting for faculty and fiscal administrators. Sponsored by Grants and Contracts Accounting/Controller's Office (http://www.controller.vcu.edu/grants/ECRTtrain.html)
Grants and Contracts Accounting Training
The session is designed for employees with less than one year experience working with sponsored programs. The session provides those who are new to grant administration an overview of Grants and Contracts policies and procedures and commonly used Banner forms. Sponsored by Grants and Contracts Accounting.
eVA Purchasing and Banner Receiving, Basic and Advanced
A hands-on introductory session of the automated eVA Procurement System directed towards personnel who create orders and/or complete receiving reports. In the three-hour training, we will cover creating an order in eVA, approvals in eVA, receiving in Banner, and discuss some of the procurement procedures in relation to Procurement and Payment. Sponsored by Grants and Contracts Accounting.
P Card Training
The On Site P-Card Training will: How to apply for P-Cards, Definitions used by Program Administrators, How to complete a Log Sheet, Reconciliation Process for Cardholders and Reviewers, Who to contact. Participants attending this training are still required to complete the 2011 P-Card On-Line Training. Sponsored by Grants and Contracts Accounting.
Procurement and Payment Policies
This is an introductory class on purchasing and accounts payable policies and procedures and serves as a good refresher course for the experienced departmental purchasing coordinator or fiscal administrator. It should be required for new employees involved in the purchase of goods and services. Sponsored by Grants and Contracts Accounting.