Learn About Sponsored Projects
To receive announcements impacting the management of sponsored projects, SPA maintains several listservs. Contact Stephanie Scott for any questions concerning these listservs.
- Grants-Morningside-DA -> for administrators on Morningside campus
- Grants-CUMC-DA -> for administrators on CUMC campus
- Training Grant Administrators (TGA) -> for administrators who prepare and/or manage NIH institutional training grants (ex. T32s).
- SPA-Info -> used by SPA to send broad announcements to faculty on either campus. The email addresses on this listserv change depending on the purpose of the announcement. No need to join it!
- NIH-Investigators -> announcements are sent to faculty who have ever applied for NIH funding.
- NSF-Investigators -> announcements are sent to faculty who have ever applied for NSF funding.
Research Administration Discussion List (over 4,000 Subscribers):
RESADM-L Mailing list: RESADM-L@lists.healthresearch.org
- To sign up and view archives, go here: http://lists.healthresearch.org/scripts/wa-HLTHRES.exe?A0=RESADM-L
You can watch pre-recorded webinars, purchased by Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and other departments, on select topics in Research Administration. Continuing Education (CEU) Certificates can also be obtained by following the instructions included in the materials with some of the webinars.
- Sign into Panopto, using this link.
- Sign in selecting 'UNI' in the drop-down menu (not Canvas).
- Log in using your Columbia UNI and password.
- National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA): http://www.ncura.edu/
- NCURA Region II - Mid-Atlantic Region
- NYC is Subregion 3 of Region II: https://ncuraregionii.org/subregions/
NCURA YouTube Tuesdays: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCURA1959
- Society of Research Administrators International (SRA): http://www.srainternational.org/
- SRA Northeast Section
- National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP): http://www.nordp.org/
Become a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA), or a Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA):
Exam sessions & Review sessions: http://cra-cert.org/exam-review-sessions/
Studying for the CRA exam? Consider:
- Virginia Tech's CRA Study Team
- Often, pre-conference workshops are offered during NCURA and/or SRA meetings
Some universities offer online Master's Degree programs in research administration.
- CUNY School of Professional Studies - MS is Research Administration and Compliance
- Johns Hopkins University - MS in Research Administration
- Emmanuel College - MS in Management: Research Administration
- University of Central Florida - Master of Research Administration (MRA)
- Rush University - Master of Science in Research Administration (MSRA)
- NIH webinars: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/upcoming_webinars.htm
- NIH eRA Commons training: http://era.nih.gov/era_training/index.cfm
- NIH ‘All About Grants’ Podcast: http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/All_About_Grants/index.htm
- NSF Outreach: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/outreach.jsp