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Education for Research Administrators

Below is a list of educational programming for WUSTL research ​administrators delivere​​d by Research Education and Information. Many REI programs are developed and implemented in partnership with other WUSTL research administration and compliance offices.


Information on upcoming occurrences is available via the Research Education Calendar.

For a consolidated list of education related to research administration, management, and compliance, please visit the Education & Awareness page.

Current / Ongoing Programming

Compliance Profile & Compliance Module Training
The Research Ethics and Compliance Office (RECO) provides this hands-on one-hour training session. Attendees will learn how the Faculty Compliance Profile and the Compliance Module function and interact with each other. In addition, attendees will learn how to generate various reports within the Module. MORE...

Contracts & Subagreements
REI partners with the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to provide this half-day course intended for department-based research administrators who are relatively new to research administration or new to processing and managing incoming and outgoing contracts and/or subagreements.  MORE...

Effort Coordinator Training
REI partners with Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) to provide hands-on computer training in ePARS navigation and operation. Training is required for all individuals who will manage the overall effort certification process within their department/division. More...

Financial Management Series (FMS)
REI partners with Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) to provide this multi-session certificate course designed specifically for research administrators. FMS provides key information regarding the financial management of sponsored projects at WUSTL. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate.  MORE...

Research Administrator Brown Bags
The Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) at Danforth Campus sponsors monthly luncheon sessions to discuss hot topics in research administration. Area-specific experts are on-hand to facilitate discussion and answer questions.  MORE...

Research Administrator Forums (RA Forums)
Specifically for department administrators, these quarterly forums (held at both Danforth Campus and Medical School) are designed to disseminate important information regarding research-related regulations, policies, and programs. Presentations and updates are provided by various research administration and compliance offices at WUSTL.  MORE...

Past Events and Training Sessions

NCURA Presentation - OMB Uniform Guidance Webcast
A webcast was presented May 14, 2014 by NCURA regarding the Uniform Guidance's likely affect on research administration.  The new OMB uniform guidance was released on December 26, 2013. The Uniform Guidance, or Omni-Circular, consolidates eight OMB cirulars into a single document and changes some fundamental concepts underlying the management of sponsored programs. [View slides from May 14, 2014 webcast]

BJHF Process Enhancement Training
In June 2010, REI partnered with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation (BJHF), Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS), and Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) to provide information on process enhancements related to BJHF awards. More...

NSF COMPETES Compliance Training
In March 2010, REI partnered with the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to host training sessions to help NSF project administrators understand and fulfill their responsibilities related to the COMPETES Act.   MORE...

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