Fundamentals of Research Administration Curriculum
This Online Fundamentals of Research Administration series is designed for Department Administrators managing grants, who are new to BU Sponsored Research or require a refresher. The modules cover pre-award and post-award topics, providing a holistic view of the lifecycle of a grant, as well as departmental and central roles & responsibilities.
Performance Objective: Departmental research staff will maintain and grow the research enterprise at the University, by applying efficient and compliant best practices at all stages of the grant project lifecycle.
You can complete the entire curriculum to receive a certificate or you can pick and choose the topics of interest. Modules include: Proposal submission and review, Account Setup, Salary on Grants, Subawards, Award Closeout, and more.
Bitesize Training Videos
F&A Cost Rate
This video explains what F&A costs are, otherwise known as indirect costs, and how they are calculated and applied to an Award. The video includes a link to the Research Support website where you can find the current rates.
This video describes the common elements found in a Sponsor’s Notice of Award, and covers both federal and non-federal examples. It breaks down what important information you can find on the NoA and who to contact if you have questions.
This video provides a brief introduction to the DHHS Salary Cap, and what it means for faculty who are over the cap and work on a sponsored award. Includes a couple of examples on how to show cost share on the PAR.
The SAP Terminology for Sponsored Research can be confusing. This presentation will walk you through definitions of commonly used terms which will help you decide when– and where– each one should be used. Watch the video.
Interpreting NIH Award Numbers
This video instructs users how to interpret NIH award numbers.