Upcoming RA Seminars & Events

Updated: 05/15/2023

Below is a list of upcoming RA Seminars and other events targeted to Research Advancement professionals. Be sure to visit the Research Academy often to view and register for additional opportunities that may be available.

For recordings of past RA Seminars, please visit the Training Toolbox page on the Research Administration website. Please also visit the 2021 Tri-University Research Administration Conference page which includes slides and video recordings from Spring 2021.

June 5 – 8, 2023, NSF Virtual Grants Conference. NSF will be hosting their Virtual Grants Conference and registration is free of charge. Registration and opens up on Wednesday, May 10 at 9am. Please check nsfpolicyoutreach.com for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous conferences. Fall 2022 Virtual Grants Conference recordings are available on their YouTube page. If you cannot attend, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on their website and their YouTube page.

June 12, 9AM- 10:30AM, RAD Session 9: Great Resignation and How to Evolve/Overcome. What can we learn together from the Great Resignation? What can we do to re-frame how we do and speak about work? How can we realign our expectations with our colleagues and direct reports in our offices, so we can refocus our talent and energy on making things happen together? Do we help support our managers and teams on how to operate in this new hybrid work environment through engagement and training? How do we combat proximity bias and ensure we are creating cultures and environments that make team members want to stay? Join the discussion to be inspired and move into action. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

June 13, 2023, 11AM-12:30PM, Welcome to the ASU RA Community. This welcome session provides an overview of research administration resources at ASU. Topics include an introduction to Research Operations teams, an overview of systems and tools, and time for Questions & Answers related to ASU processes and policies governing sponsored projects. Intended for those who are new to departmental research administration roles and responsibilities at ASU, including Research Advancement, Finance, and Business Operations staff supporting sponsored projects.

June 13, 2023, 2PM-3PM, RA Seminar: ASU-ASUF Charitable Grants 101. Please join us for an overview of the Charitable Grants process, designed as an introduction to the new support structure on the ASUF side, as well as providing an overview for new members of the community and a refresher for seasoned staff. 

July 14, 2023, 9AM-10:30AM, RAD Session 10: Using Data to Support Strategic and Operational Decision Making in Research Administration. This session will focus on the many critical conversations that are needed in order to take advantage of the opportunity and expectation to utilize informed, objective, and empirical data-driven decisions. Presenters will share real-world examples where systems and data were used to inform decisions (data visualizations, metrics, KPIs, performance, institutional goals, workload balancing, pods, etc.). Participants will review the juxtaposition of the decision maker and decision recipient perspectives of system and data decisions. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

August 18, 2023, 9AM-10:30AM, RAD Session 11: F&A Base Year Prep. This session will cover strategies to help research administrators prepare for their next F&A base year. This includes discussion on source systems and data collection, as well as proactively implementing policies and leadership goals in order to achieve the desired outcome. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

September 22,2023, 9AM-11PM, RAD Session 12: Case Study: Shared Services Implementation and Positive Impacts, Including Successfully Navigating an OIG Audit. Join us as we share stories about challenges faced and lessons learned transitioning from a decentralized research administration structure to a shared services model. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

October 20, 2023, 9AM-10:30AM, RAD Session 13: Industry Engagement Award Negotiations – Best Practices and Tips/Tricks. This session will focus on the intersection between research and award negotiations. Panelists will share national dialogue of issues with creative solutions from a wide variety of schools. Additionally, audience members will learn more about emerging/new issues in research-related negotiations, including case studies of specific matters that were interesting, fruitful or difficult (e.g., multisite clinical trials). Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

December 4, 2023, 10:30AM – Noon, All Hands Meeting: Research Ops & RA Community – Hybrid. More information & registration will be forthcoming. Please join Heather Clark and the Research Operations Leadership Team for updates, networking and snacks! A Webinar link will be available for those offsite to join. If you have any questions or items you wish addressed, please send an email to Heather