8:26 a.m., Dec. 10, 2009----The University of Delaware Research Office has announced a seven-part training series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Clayton Hall. To attend the event, RSVP to this Web site no later than Jan. 15.
The topics to be covered were determined based on discussions with UD Financials users across campus and survey input from last year's all day session. They include the following:
Contract Complexities: A panel discussion of the nuances of industrial and federal contracts, subcontracts, testing agreements, and fees for service. Panelists include Trudy Riley, director of Sponsored Programs Administration; Missy Peloso, director of Compliance; and Sean Hayes, research counsel.
Close-Out Report: A new electronic report for interim and close-out values which will complete the close-out “check list” in one fell swoop. This session will discuss the close-out process, the 90-day letter/e-mail, and how this new tool will aid in this process. Presenters will include Research Office staff and staff members from departments who recently piloted the report.
The Business of Billing: Research Office billing staff will discuss and share stories about the complexities of billing, issues with final invoices, fiscal/financial reporting to sponsors, obligations on bills, and issues of manual invoices.
Policy and Procedure Potpourri: This session explores a variety of small topics pertaining to research administration. Topics include expanded authority, best practices for budget revisions, UD's new cost-share policy, and interdisciplinary research administration.
Data and Documentation: This session explores the processing of subcontract purchase orders, budget revisions, adequate audit documents, and best practices for JV's.
Roles and Responsibilities: The complimentary lunch will include a panel discussion that will review the roles and responsibilities of the principal investigator, department administrator, and Research Office.
Infrequent Flyers: Are you new to UD research or are you in a department that has infrequent proposals? This session will focus on tips and tricks and cover the basics of research administration (including that glossary of acronyms and strange terms) at UD.