Training & Development Resources for Research Administrators

Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) offers an extensive program of workshops designed to help research administrators and business offices successfully work with faculty researchers to navigate the full research cycle, from finding and securing funding, negotiating contracts, and managing the award, to ensuring compliance with relevant laws and policies.

If you are interesting in having one of these workshops presented for your department or college, please contact the Research Training & Education Team at We can also deliver specialized training by request.

Browse the trainings we offer below or view a schedule of upcoming workshops. Please register for workshops in advance by clicking the title or through EDGE Learning.

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Upcoming Development Opportunities!
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Sponsored Projects Services Training & Development

Sponsored Projects Services, a unit of RII, facilitates a monthly Research Administration (RA) Forum which hosts speakers on pertinent topics, provides training and development opportunities to campus, and communicates opportunities and upcoming changes to processes, policies, and systems.

SPS also moderates the RAMTalk listserv, which notifies subscribers of training, events including the monthly RA forum, funding announcements, policies, procedures and other research related communications.

To subscribe, go to, enter your UArizona email address, and click submit. You can also Subscribe, Unsubscribe, and manage your Subscriber Options by going to, logging in, and selecting the appropriate option from the left hand navigation panel. 

Upcoming Development Opportunities!

NCURA is holding Financial Research Administration (FRA) and Pre-award Research Administration (PRA) conferences in Las Vegas, NV in March 2023! 

These conferences and the associated workshops are a wonderful way to grow your knowledge and skills in these areas. 

Financial Research Administration (FRA)

Held Monday and Tuesday, March 6th and 7th with a shared workshop day on Wednesday, March 8th. Workshops are an additional cost.*

Pre-Award Research Administration (PRA)

Held Thursday and Friday, March 9th and 10th with a shared workshop day on Wednesday, March 8th. Workshops are an additional cost.*

NCURA is offering bulk registration in packages of 5 which result in a savings of 10% off the member or non-member rate. When an NCURA member purchases the bulk package, the member rate applies whether all 5 registrants are members or not! So be sure to have an NCURA member purchase the bulk package whenever possible! 

If you would like to band together with other members or non-members for this pricing, please complete and submit the Interest Form no later than January 8, 2023 for early bird registration and by February 5, 2023 for regular registration. 

Registration type member rate non-member rate
FRA Early Bird: $3,307.50 $3,532.50
FRA Regular:  $4,185.00 $4,410.00
PRA Early Bird: $3,150.00 $3,375.00
PRA Regular $4,027.50 $4,252.50
Half-day Workshops: $   125.00 $   125.00
Full-day Workshops: $   250.00 $   250.00

*There is no discount for workshops. Individuals will be responsible for registering for workshops on their own once the group has registered for the conference. 

Participants in this Interest Form will receive an email on January 9 for Early Bird or February 6 for Regular registration to enable you to contact each other and work together to arrange groups and determine who will complete the registration and how participants will contribute their portion. This gives you two weeks to form your groups and purchase the registration. 

Shana's Notes: Memberships to NCURA are at the individual level. There is no such thing as an "institutional" membership. Please note that I (and Sponsored Projects Services) am not offering to pay for your registration or perform the work for you. I am offering a tool to facilitate people finding other interested parties and banding together to obtain the bulk discounts.

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Compliance News

Recap of 2017 University of Arizona National Science Foundation Audit 

Online Learning

UA has a license for the CITI Program course Essentials of Research Administration Training

  • Enroll through EDGE Learning (Course ID: CITI-189968) to ensure your participation is recorded.
  • Then, log in to CITI with your UArizona NetID and password, select "View Courses" for University of Arizona, then scroll to the bottom of the next page and select "Add a course." Enroll in and complete the Essentials of Research Administration Course.

The United States Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council offers free Grants Training 101 modules designed to provide Federal officials a basic knowledge training on grants and cooperative agreements. The training is not designed to provide detailed administrative, accounting and audit requirements that are specific to programs based on their statutory provisions, agency regulations and guidance. Thus, this training should be supplemented by materials that are specific to agency guidance and requirements.

  • Module 1 - Laws, Regulations and Guidance:
  • Module 2 - Financial Assistance Mechanisms
  • Module 3 - Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements
  • Module 4 - Cost Principles
  • Module 5 - Risk Management and Single Audit

National Science Foundation Resources: Virtual Grants Conference Sessions

National Institutes of Health Resources:

National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) Resources

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University of Arizona online workshops

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Instructor-Led Workshops & Training

Following workshops are available to the campus community. 

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Research Development

Please visit Research Development Services


Research Administration


Please contact for personalized training for your unit. SPCS also delivers training in the monthly Research Administration Forum.


Research Compliance & Ethics

Training & Workshops

Online Resources

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