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. SPA auto-generates this listserv.
- NSF-Investigators -> announcements are sent to faculty who have ever applied for NSF funding. SPA auto-generates this listserv.
Research Administration Discussion List:
RESADM-L Mailing list: [email protected]
- To subscribe: https://lists.healthresearch.org/
- View list archives: https://lists.healthresearch.org/resadm-l/
- Full listserv directions: https://www.healthresearch.org/office-sponsored-programs/research-administration-listserv/
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.
The NYC Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) Series is hosted by NYU. RAD was created in partnership with the Cohort for Efficiencies in Research Administration (CERA).
See https://wp.nyu.edu/nyuresearchrad/ for more information, and to register for their webinars. All webinars are free. NYU can provide CEU or certificate of attendance/completion for individuals who need it.
- 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):
Studying for the CRA exam? Consider:
- See How do I prepare for an examination?
- Body of Knowledge review sessions, offered by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC)
- Virginia Tech's CRA Study Team
- University of Michigan's aiM Higher CRA Study Group (priority given to University of Michigan applicants)
- 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
- University of Central Florida - Master of Research Administration (MRA) or Certificate Program offered
- Emmanuel College - Graduate Certificate in Research Administration (can apply credit hours toward an Emmanuel MBA degree with a concentration in Research Administration)
- NIH Calendar of Pre-conference webinars, and the NIH Virtual Grants Conference: https://grants.nih.gov/learning-center/conference#conf-cal
- 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: the 2022 NSF Policy Office Webinar Series
- NSF Outreach: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/outreach.jsp