RA Support provides self-study webinars for participants to learn at their own pace. Offerings include courses developed by RA Support, as well as webinars created by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). MIT authentication is required to view webinars.
Webinars developed by RA Support are hosted on Atlas, which allows learners to stop and start webinars on their own schedule. Using the My Courses tab, learners can return to where they left off or view previously completed courses for credit.
In addition to self-study webinars, RA Support also hosts regular trainings and other events on Zoom. View all upcoming trainings or browse the webinars below for recordings of recent events.
This training is provided to inform MIT researchers about the most recent updates to NIH disclosure and reporting requirements, as well as the tools and resources that MIT has put into place to assist researchers in complying with these requirements. View on Atlas
Research Administration Practices (RAP)
Recent RAP sessions are available as Atlas courses. For RAP sessions hosted in previous semesters, visit the RAP page.
The RAS Subawards Team manages the negotiation and processing of subawards to other research organizations under MIT’s sponsored research agreements. During this session, the Subawards Team provides essential guidance for the pre-awad stage including:
- determining if the planned subaward is a subawardee, vendor or independent contractor
- flow down of applicable terms and conditions from prime award
- requesting new subaward organizations for KC
- subaward organization risk level and risk management
- subaward budget costs and F&A
- PI responsibility, certification, and more!
Please join us to learn more about the characteristics of federal contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, and specific areas of concern during negotiation. It is beneficial for Research Administrators to understand the purpose and deliverables for different agreement types and troublesome terms that will need to be negotiated out if funded.
This RAP session explores the following topics
- Purpose, Deliverables, and Sponsor Involvement for different Agreement Types
- Grants and Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) terms
- Cooperative Agreements and sponsor specific terms
- Grant Agreements from Charitable Foundations and Non-Profits
- Federal Contracts and Federal Contracting Clauses – "the FAR"
Note: Sponsor Reqs. Certification and COI learning covers financial Conflict of Interest topics spanning the life cycle of a sponsored program and is offered via two RAP sessions. Please also register for part 1: Sponsor Reqs. Certification and COI 1 (you will receive credit for two courses).
The Kuali Coeus (KC) COI sponsor hierarchy determines financial Conflict of Interest disclosure requirements applied to Investigators and Key Personnel during the life cycle of a sponsored program. Learn more about COI requirements and processes during the lifecycle of a sponsored projects, who plays a role, and how to address specific scenarios at pre- and post-award. View course on Atlas or View Slides
Note: Sponsor Reqs. Certification and COI learning covers financial Conflict of Interest topics spanning the life cycle of a sponsored program and is offered via two RAP sessions. Please also register for part 2: Sponsor Reqs. Certification and COI 2 (you will receive credit for two courses).
MIT’s financial Conflict of Interest policy helps ensure that MIT researchers and the Institute are in compliance with federal regulations and sponsor requirements. The Kuali Coeus (KC) COI sponsor hierarchy determines financial Conflict of Interest disclosure requirements applied to Investigators and Key Personnel during the life cycle of a sponsored program. Learn more about COI requirements and processes during the lifecycle of a sponsored project and who plays a role. View course on Atlas or view slides
Kuali Coeus (KC) eLearning Courses
The Kuali Coeus (KC) Learning Bundle offers eLearning courses available anytime for individual self-study. Some may be prerequisites for Kuali Coeus Virtual Classes.
Instructions, resources and guidance on basic KC navigation, Lifecycle of an Award at MIT, gathering necessary proposal information and searching for proposals. View on Atlas
Instructions, guidance and exercises for Budget preparation in KC, including Summary, Detailed and using Single Point of Entry. View on Atlas
Instructions and guidance for navigating KC Award tabs to find Sponsor award terms including start and end dates, obligated and anticipated award totals, terms and conditions, required reports, their due dates and more. View on Atlas
NCURA Life Cycle of the Award Series
The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) developed the Life Cycle of the Award video webinar series for grant managers and research administration personnel seeking professional growth opportunities.
The Proposal Development video webinars cover the essentials of proposal development from inception through submission.
Download workshop document: Proposal Development Workbook [PDF]
- Part I begins with begins with proposal planning and review of the project and the application requirements. View on Panopto
- Part II continues with a session on the budget and justification and is completed with a session on preparation and submission. View on Panopto
- Part III includes discussion of proposal planning, logistics, financial and compliance considerations. View on Panopto
If preparing a budget for your grant or contract is daunting for you, learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. We also need to ensure that we have the funds needed to complete the project successfully and do not to leave resources on the table.
- Part I begins with policies for different sponsor types, direct and indirect costs including salaries and fringe benefits costs. View on Panopto
- Part II continues with budget categories Equipment, Supplies, Travel, Other direct costs and services. View on Panopto
- Part III concludes with subaward/subcontract costs, Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs and Other Specialty Costs. View on Panopto
The Award Negotiation and Acceptance webinar series focuses on negotiating with a sponsor, identifying problematic contract terms and conditions, and navigating solutions that will satisfy both your sponsor and your institution.
Download workshop document: Award Negotiation and Acceptance Workbook [PDF]
- Part I discusses general negotiation and contracting principles and addresses concerns that may influence how you approach a contract negotiation. View on Panopto
- Part II addresses how Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) operate, FAR clauses that require special attention, and when FAR clauses may have alternatives that are more acceptable to universities. View on Panopto
- Part III focuses on contracting with private sector and international sponsors. View on Panopto
The Award Monitoring/Management webinars focus on award management strategies and techniques for research administrators tasked with financial oversight of sponsored awards.
Download workshop document: Award Monitoring/Management Handouts [PDF]
- Part I begins with what to look for during award initiation that may impact budget management during the award. Burn rate and projections are also discussed. View on Panopto
- Part II continues with a review of perennial hot topics such as cost transfers, subaward monitoring, cost sharing and effective and efficient award close outs. View on Panopto
The Compliance webinars cover the basics of institutional committee review for biosafety, human research participants, and animal research, as well as export compliance, conflict of interest, and research misconduct.
Download workshop document: Compliance Workbook [PDF]
- Part I begins with the role of compliance regulations and policies to ensure scientific integrity and public trust. True-life examples will highlight the importance of knowing where to find expertise and resources at your institution and beyond, creating a “compliance network.” View on Panopto
- Part II focuses on animal subjects in research, research and biological safety, regulatory oversight, conflicts of interest, and building a culture of compliance. View on Panopto