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Upcoming ABC Meeting

Stay tuned for the next ABC Meeting.

There will be something for both pre award and post award folks!

View the archived presentation from the October 10, 2017 presentation.


Please review the information below on how to enroll: 

  • Final agenda will be provided in the reminder email prior to the meeting.
  • Please register for the meeting following this link. Or you can search and register for the meeting in STARS using DOR-1200.

 We look forward to seeing you at the next ABC meeting!

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Cardinal Curriculum Companion Workshops Schedule

Cardinal Curriculum Level I

Online course DOR-1102  Overview of Research and Regulatory Environment

Companion workshop ( DOR-1103):

All workshops are in the Birch Lab, 9-Noon

February 15, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 11, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 13, 2018

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Cardinal Curriculum Level II

Online course DOR-1120 Proposal Development and Budget Preparation

Proposal Development Workshop (DOR-1501) This workshop is mandatory.

All workshops are located Birch Lab, 9-Noon

February 26, 2018

March 19, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 30,2018

June 19, 2018

August 14, 2018

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Budget  Preparation Workshop (DOR - 1502) This workshop is mandatory. 

All workshops are located Birch Lab, 9-Noon

February 28, 2018

March 21, 2018

April 26, 2018

June 21, 2018

August 16, 2018

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Subawards Workshop (DOR-1503) This workshop is optional.

Online course DOR-1122 Subawards

All workshops are located Birch Lab

March 21, 2018

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Award Process Workshop (DOR-1504) This workshop is mandatory.

Online course DOR-1121 Award Process

All workshops are located Birch Lab, 9-Noon

March 22, 2018

May 14, 2018

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SeRA and Events

You can see all SeRA News and Updates here.

The Office of Sponsored Research offers seminars via Zoom video conferencing. featuring research administration related processes, transactions and the SeRA system. 

All Seminars are:


Held via Zoom video conferencing.  No need to leave your desk, walk or drive!

Attend all seminars virtually from your computer, tablet or mobile device with Zoom.

Setup Zoom on your devices in advance of the seminar.  Visit University IT Zoom page. 


Cayuse 424 - The Solution for the Retiring Grants.Gov PDF Package

February 20, 2018 - 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Seminar on Cayuse 424 as the proposal solution for the Dec. 31, 2017 retirement of the PDF application package for federally funding opportunities.  Learn more about Cayuse 424 including its real-time error checking, pre-populated information and other helpful features which will make assembling an application easier.  Click for more Cayuse 424 information.


How to Create a Proposal Budget That Makes Award Administration a Snap!

February 22, 2018 - 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Seminar on how to develop proposal budgets to make project management easier for research administrators during the life of the project and at closeout.  Tips and best practices to building a budget as the foundation for efficient award administration during the life of the award.


SeRA New Account Setup

February 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 am

Seminar for research administrators on how to prepare and complete new account-PTA setup transactions for funded sponsored research projects via the SeRA System.  Overview of the award to account setup process flow and how Oracle P-T-A's are configured based on the award terms and conditions.


SeRA OSR Request Form for Sponsored Project Management

March 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 am

Seminar for research administrators on how to leverage the SeRA OSR Request Form transaction for effective sponsored research project management.  Learn about the multiple types of requests you can submit to OSR via SeRA.  See how the Request Form's status tracking and attachment features can save you time from emailing and calling in requests.


OSR Post Award Management: “Don’t We Just Catch That at Closeout?”

March 14, 2018 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Seminar highlighting best practices for effective life of the award management of sponsored research projects for research administrators. Tips and tricks to maintain compliance with award terms and conditions, federal and University policies and documenting in anticipation of the project closeout process.  


SeRA Proposal Development Routing Form

March 22, 2018 - 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Seminar for research administrators on how to create, prepare and route a Proposal Development Routing Form (PDRF) for sponsored research project proposals and applications for funding.  Learn how the PDRF can help you gather necessary information and approvals.  Highlights include the PDRF's routing, tracking and attachment functions.


How to Manage Awards with Carry Forward Restrictions 

March 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 am

Seminar for research administrators on how to manage awards that require prior approval for carrying forward of funds from one year to another.  Best practices on how to prepare for  requesting carry forward approval from the sponsor.  Also tips how to leverage SeRA to help setup the right accounting treatment for carry forward fund balances.


Proposal Preparation and Development Best Practices

March 29, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 am

Seminar on best practices for proposal preparation and development.  Tips on reviewing the funding opportunity solicitation.  Discussion on leveraging the SeRA Proposal Development Routing Form (PDRF) to capture critical Stanford and sponsor information and approvals in advance of submission deadlines.


Departmental Subrecipient Monitoring – Making all the right moves

April 4, 2018 - 11:00 - 12:00 pm

This seminar will address departmental subaward monitoring policies, procedures, and best practices to do it right the first time and save valuable time and resources.


How to Manage Your Faculty's Research Project Portfolio with SeRA My Projects

April 10, 2018 - 10:00 - 11:00 am

Seminar on SeRA My Projects features and functions.  Learn how you can quickly access information about your faculty's portfolio including account balances with My Accounts, submitted proposals, active awarded projects and projects in closeout.  See how you can manage and prepare current and pending/other support reports from within SeRA.  Clean-up old proposals and update Major Goals information.


Subaward Management:  Recognizing the Red Flags

Stay tuned for future offerings.

Seminar for research administrators that manage subawards. Learn what to watch out for when managing subawards and reviewing subaward invoices and best practices for how to proceed if issues arise.  This seminar will also explore several real world case studies.


Managing Subawards under Carry Forward Restricted Awards

Stay tuned for future offerings.

Seminar for research administrators that manage subawards. Learn how the iProcurement system and sponsor subaccounts will impact timelines for these impacted subawards.  The seminar will also touch on how to manage and communicate with subrecipients.   Learn about tools available to stay on top of these subawards, and some of the upcoming and recent changes which require more stringent oversight of subaward purchase orders and invoicing.



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NIH Updates and Regional Seminars

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NSF Updates and Conferences

 NSF Policy Updates 2017 Seminar

Our annual National Science Foundation Updates Seminar  was held on December 18th at Turing Auditorium.

The session was presented by Catalina Verdu-Cano, Nicole Pobuta and Gary Podesta. 

You can view the presentation for this event here

NSF Spring 2017 Grants Conference

Semi-annual NSF Grants Conferences are essential learning opportunities for new faculty, researchers and administrators who want to gain key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.

The Spring 2017 NSF Grants Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky.

Find more information here.

DoR/OSR NSF Update Seminar

Our annual National Science Foundation Updates Seminar  was held on November 30th at the Clark Center (Room S360), between 10 and noon.

The session was presented by Nicole Pobuta from OSR and Catalina Verdu-Cano from DOR.

You can view the presentation for this event here

NSF Webinar

The Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here.

Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, and more.

Presentations are also available on the conference website.


NSF Proposal Preparation and Award Guide: NSF 16-1 Presentation, January 11, 2016, Clark Center

View Presentation Material


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Upcoming NCURA Meetings

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ABC Meeting Archived Presentations

ABC Meeting - October 10, 2017


Services Provided by the Office of International Affairs; Brendan Walsh

 Privacy Office; Pegah Parsi

New NIH Form Requirements; Sonia Barragan and the NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information, Scott Patton, Clinical Trials Disclosure Manager, Clinical Research Quality, (CRQ)

Updates and Enhancements to Clinical Research Invoicing System for Participants (CRISP); Tim Reuter

Electronic Review and Certification of Expenditure Statements (eCert); Ken Schulz and Sara Bible

New Required Proposal Preparation and Submission Systems; Megan Dietrich


ABC Meeting - May 31, 2017

ABC Meeting - November 8, 2016


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