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.

Jump to section:

Upcoming Development Opportunities!
Compliance News
Online Learning

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!

Unlimited Free Additional Logins!

Current and Pending/Other Support: Updates to NIH and NSF Requirements and Institutional Approaches

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Webinar: 11:00am-12:30pm MST (2:00-3:30pm EDT) 

After the Show Forum: 12:35pm-  1:30pm MST (3:35-4:30pm EDT) 

Over the last several years, federal agencies have worked to clarify disclosure requirements, partly due to directives in federal law and policy. Charged by the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Security Subcommittee, NIH and NSF have been leading a multi-agency effort to create common disclosure forms, which include Current and Pending/Other Support. This webinar will cover the context in which NIH and NSF have made updates to their Current and Pending/Other Support formats, as well as go through specific changes made to each agency’s forms. Jean and Michelle will share the current state of the multi-agency efforts and talk about the future of their agencies’ formats. The webinar will also describe institutional approaches to updated agency requirements.

Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the context for changes to NIH and NSF Current and Pending/Other Support documents.
  • Participants will review updates that NIH and NSF have made to requirements for Current and Pending/Other Support documents.
  • Participants will learn about how institutions have adjusted their practices and approaches to comply with updated requirements.

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

Please see the April 19 RAMTalk for the extra login registration link and instructions.

Back to Top

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

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive featured stories and event info to connect you with UArizona's research, innovation, entrepreneurial ventures, and societal impacts.

Subscribe now