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Questions about this topic can be answered by:

Patti McCabe

Director Training & Communication

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

(650) 725-9066

Catalina Verdu-Cano

Associate Director, Training and Communication

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

(650) 725-9830

Angelika O'Brien

Training Coordinator

Vice Provost and Dean of Research

(650) 721-1249

Upcoming ABC Meeting


Check back for our Fall  2019 ABC Meeting

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Cardinal Curriculum Companion Workshops Schedule

REMEMBER: there are two steps to complete each course:

1. Take the online course to learn the didactic content on any given research administration topic.

2. Attend a hands-on, in-person companion workshop to put into practice the concepts you learned in the online course in a computer-lab setting and with help from subject matter experts.

Cardinal Curriculum Level I

Online course DOR-1102  Overview of Research and Regulatory Environment

Companion workshop ( DOR-1103):

All workshops are in Birch Lab 

March 11, 2020 9-Noon

April 8, 2020 9-Noon

May 27, 2020 9-Noon

June 10, 2020 9-Noon

July 29, 2020 9-Noon

August 12, 2020 9-Noon

Enroll here


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 in Birch Lab, 9-Noon

April 21, 2020

June 8, 2020

August 24, 2020

Enroll here


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

All workshops are located in Birch Lab, 9-Noon

February 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

June 10, 2020

August 26, 2020

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Subawards Workshop (DOR-1503) This workshop is an elective. 

Located in 408 Panama Mall, room 340, 1-4pm

Online course DOR-1122 Subawards



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

Online course DOR-1121 Award Process

All workshops are located in Birch Lab 

April 30, 2020 9-Noon

June 3, 2020 9-Noon

August 27, 2020 9-Noon

Enroll Here

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SeRA and Events

You can see all SeRA News and Updates here.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) offers seminars featuring research administration related processes, transactions, SeRA, eCertification, Cayuse 424, the Clinical Research Invoicing System for Participants (CRISP) systems and more! 



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NIH Updates and Regional Seminars

Demystify the grants application and review process.

Nov. 6-8, 2019 Phoenix, AZ

The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. This seminar is intended to:

  • Demystify the application and review process
  • Clarify federal regulations and policies
  • Highlight current areas of special interest or concern

Who Should Attend? The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, the seminar offers a few more advanced sessions, updates on policies and processes direct from NIH staff, as well as valuable presentation resources to share with your institution.

Who are the Presenters? The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 65 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus the pre-seminar workshops.

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NSF Updates and Conferences

Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference, November 18 - 19, 2019

Save the Date! Join us on November 18-19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Grants Conference! The Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference will be held at theBoston Marriott Cambridge.  These events are designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators 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.  Registration will open on Thursday, September 5 at 12 p.m. EST. We anticipate the conference will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as it opens. We will send an email reminder to our listserv on Wednesday, September 4.   In the meantime, please feel free to check for the most up-to-date information, and view recordings of sessions from last year’s event. You may also contact us via email at 

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


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Upcoming NCURA Meetings

View NCURA events!

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ABC Meeting Archived Presentations

SLAC VP DoR May, 2019 ABC Meeting

View the recorded meeting here!

Find PowerPoint Slides Below

Administrative Barriers to Collaboration between Stanford and SLAC

Charge from Kam Moler and Chi-Chang Kao                    

Sara Bible

Associate Vice Provost for Research, VP DOR


The Business of a National Laboratory

The business implications of being a Department of Energy National Laboratory       

Suzanne Hansen


SLAC Sponsored Research policies

How to move sponsored funds between Stanford and SLAC; Options for starting work in advance of funding.            

Susan Simpkins

Process Improvement Manager, SLAC

Russell Brewer

Associate Vice President, ORA

Akhil Chhabra

Accounting Manager, SLAC

Reporting tools for Joint Faculty

Support for Faculty with funding at both Stanford and SLAC                       

Natalie Cramar

Amita Gupta

Financial & Business Support Staff, SLA


ABC Meeting - October 10, 2017

ABC Meeting - May 31, 2017

ABC Meeting - November 8, 2016


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