Training & Development Resources for Research Administrators

Training & Development Resources for Research Administrators

Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) and Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) offers an extensive program of workshops to help research administrators.

If you are interesting in having a research administration workshop presented for your unit, please contact the Research Training & Education Team at We can deliver specialized training by request.

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Research Administrator Forum, Email Listserv, and Research Organization Admin Report (ROAR)
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Research Administrator Forum, Listserv, and Research Organization Admin Report (ROAR)

Sponsored Projects Services 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.

Research Organization Admin Report (ROAR) is a monthly newsletter from Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) and the Office of Research Contracts (ORC) to outline upcoming deadlines, provide tips and tricks, system updates, and other information relevant to Research Administration.

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

Upcoming Development Opportunities!

NSPM-33 Compliance

Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 11:00 - 12:30pm MST (Tucson) 

This session will provide a broad overview of the proposed NSPM-33 program requirements. We will discuss which requirements are least likely to change and which have the greatest potential to change before the final guidance is released. We will host a dialogue about what participants are doing at their own institutions to prepare and where they are holding off. Finally, we will offer some ideas for how to start or keep the conversation going at your home institution.

Webinar faculty: Amanda Humphrey, Chief Research Operations Officer, Research Enterprise Services, Northeastern University; Lori Ann Schultz, Assistant Vice President, Research Intelligence, University of Arizona; and Pamela Webb, Associate Vice President for Research, Sponsored Projects Administration, University of Minnesota.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will understand which NSPM-33 requirements are least likely to change versus those still in flux.
  2. Participants will build an understanding of how to engage with key stakeholders despite the uncertainty of the final guidance.
  3. Participants will learn from colleagues about what they are doing in these spaces.


Participants will want a general understanding of NSPM-33 and research security paradigms.


Register for your *free* extra login for this webinar using this link: When you register, you will receive a confirmation email and should log in with your own NCURA username and password for the live webinar to receive your CEU credits.

If you do not already have an NCURA Profile, please go here first to create a profile.  You can then log in using the extra login link above to register for the extra site.

Please note that this link is only for individuals at the University of Arizona. External/non-University of Arizona registrants will be removed. 

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National Online Learning

UA has a license for SRA Level Up

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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