The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is focused on advancing the profession of research administration through education, knowledge sharing, and the fostering of a collegial and respected global community. Through its membership with NCURA, MIT is pleased to offer live viewing of NCURA webinars via an MIT Zoom session and provide access to recorded NCURA webinars for our research administration community. Future NCURA Live Webinars to be shared via an MIT Zoom session will be announced to the MIT Research Administration community via the Research Administrators listserv (Please see the RAS Subscriptions page to join the listserv).
Recorded NCURA webinars:
Navigating the Revisions to the UG (December 14, 2020)
In this webinar we will discuss key changes reflected in the 2020 revision, including updated definitions, new requirements as well as modifications to existing requirements. Our discussion will include the government’s purpose in making a particular change, as well as the potential impact to institutions. Please join us for an informative session reviewing one of the key documents impacting sponsored awards at our institutions.
View Recorded Webinar for Navigating the Revisions to the UG (requires MIT authentication).
Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring (October 15, 2020)
Already know the basics of subaward monitoring? Let’s take a deep dive into the complexities, obscurities, and changing landscape of subawards. In this webinar we’ll talk OMB changes, risk appetite, lesser known federal requirements, foreign subrecipient monitoring, subrecipients requiring additional monitoring, and much more!
View Recorded Webinar for Subawards and Subrecipient Monitoring (requires MIT authentication).
NCURA Foreign Influence Requirements Roundup (September 30, 2020)
With the wealth of information constantly coming out (or being promulgated) related to foreign influence issues, concerns – and requirements that agencies need to impose to address those concerns – it can be hard to keep up with what research administrators need to comply with. This webinar will be a pragmatic snapshot of the national picture, what requirements exist today from various federal agencies related to foreign influence and related national security issues, and what is most likely (but no promises!) heading our way in the coming months. Some research administrators already deeply embedded in foreign influence issues may not learn anything new; for the rest of us, this will allow an opportunity to “catch up” or confirm the current interpretation of the guidance as well as having an idea of what requirements or legislation may be bubbling up in this space in the coming months.
View Recorded Webinar for NCURA Foreign Influence Requirements Roundup (requires MIT authentication).
NCURA Compliance and the Uniform Guidance (September 15, 2020)
The Uniform Guidance is one of the most important regulatory changes implemented in decades. While its purpose was to reduce administrative burden and safeguard against waste or misuse of funds, compliance remains the primary focus. With new proposed changes on the horizon, IHEs (Institutes of Higher Education) once again prepare to implement policies and procedures in a seemingly never-ending quest for compliance. This session will explore the Uniform Guidance sections on cost principles, internal controls, and audits.
View Recorded Webinar for NCURA Compliance and the Uniform Guidance (requires MIT authentication).