Upcoming RA Seminars & Events

Updated: 02/01/2023

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.

February 7, 2023, 10AM – 11AM, Early Career Funding Programs. There are many early career programs to choose from as you start your faculty research career. This group session will discuss navigating the process for early career faculty. To register, visit: https://researchacademy.asu.edu/FY23_EarlyCareer.

February 8, 2023, 10AM – 10:45AM, FY23 Office of Naval Research Long Range BAA. Faculty and others interested in exploring Department of Defense funding opportunities should join this webinar to learn more about this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). To register, visit https://researchacademy.asu.edu/FY23_Long%20Range%20BAA.

February 8, 2023, 2PM – 3PM, RA Seminar: The ERA Current & Pending Tool. Join us for an overview of recent Current & Pending Support amendments and the ERA Current & Pending Tool, including a live demonstration of the tool, a walkthrough of where each data point pulls from within the ERA system, and other frequently asked questions.

February 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.

February 14, 2023, 10AM – 11AM, Proposal Development Workshop #8: Budgeting for Proposals. These webinars are appropriate to all stages of researcher from any discipline for any sponsor. Submitting a budget mismatched to your proposed project may be disastrous and significantly impact your award probability. This session provides strategies for creating a budget that aligns with your project whether with a single or multiple investigators. Session participants will learn who to turn to for assistance, the common federal budget categories, factoring hidden costs, creating a budget planning timeline, how to write a budget justification, and how a milestones table can create a solid budget and increase your award probability. Presenters: Howard Bergman, Mikayla Majidi, Ashley Erbes.

February 17, 2023, – RAD Session 5: Explaining Fiscal Affairs to PIs. This session will showcase tools of the trade, including real examples of resources (job aides, guidelines, forms, emails/mass communication, policies, etc) that successfully facilitate fiscal affairs conversations with PIs. This session will cover overall tips to incorporate innovative tools into conversations, including a hot topic analysis and creative solutions for the intersection of research and purchasing. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

February 21, 2023, 9AM, Understanding OTAs (Opportunity Kick-off). Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice and lessons learned from experienced faculty, and a chance to network with other ASU faculty. This kick-off will outline the benefits and rewards of leading or contributing to the Other Transactions Authority (OTA) funding mechanism that allows offer greater flexibility for national/federal agencies to develop programs that meet the rapidly advancing needs of research in a highly dynamic environment, at the edge of technical leaps. OTA’s may appeal to non-traditional university faculty and their partners that typically do not apply for grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. 

March 14, 2023, 10AM – Noon, RAD Session 6: Export Controls Emerging Trends. This session will provide a very brief refresher on export controls before diving into the latest changes in this complex regulatory space. The presenters will discuss how foundational and emerging technologies complicate the classification process, as well as discussing how geopolitical tensions around the world are placing a renewed emphasis on these administrative regulations. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

March 22, 2023, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Pre-Award RA Meeting. Join by Zoom at https://asu.zoom.us/j/87800162921?from=addon.

April 11, 2023, 10AM – 11AM, Proposal Development Workshop #11: Working with the ASU Foundation. These webinars are appropriate to all stages of researcher from any discipline for any sponsor. Representatives from the ASU Foundation will provide clear and effective best practices for navigating the process of identifying and working with philanthropic sponsors.

April 14, 2023, 10AM-Noon, RAD Session 6: Export Controls Emerging Trends. This session will provide a very brief refresher on export controls before diving into the latest changes in this complex regulatory space. The presenters will discuss how foundational and emerging technologies complicate the classification process, as well as discussing how geopolitical tensions around the world are placing a renewed emphasis on these administrative regulations. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

April 18, 2023, 10AM-11AM, ASU Libraries & Research Development. Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice and lessons learned from experienced faculty, and a chance to network with other ASU faculty. Join this presentation to increase overall understanding of the many ways library personnel and resources can assist researchers. 

May 10, 2023, 11AM – Noon, RA Seminar: IACUC and IBC Basics for ASU Research Administrators. Join us for an overview of two compliance areas: (1) research involving the humane and ethical treatment of animals, and (2) safe and ethical conduct of research activities involving biohazards. Presenter: Samantha Sullivan, IACUC/IBC Manager

May 12, 2023, 10AM-11:30AM, RAD Session 8: Growing Your Research Administrators Through Training and Professional Development. We will walk through the onboarding process using a three-step approach and discuss the importance of why we need to onboard new staff. We’ll explain how to meet research administrators’ (RAs) ongoing individual needs through effective coaching. In addition to onboarding and coaching, research organizations can tap into their resources to assist RAs in their professional development quest. This session will also touch on how institutions can leverage mentoring programs to create a career advancement pathway within their organization to retain RAs. Register on the NYC Research Administration Demonstration Series — RSVP Webpage.

June 12, 10AM- 11:30AM, 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.

July 14, 2023, 10AM-11:30AM, 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, 10AM-11:30AM, 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, 10AM-Noon, 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, 10AM-11:30AM, 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.