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Navigate: Lunch & Learn

May 11, 2018

Topic: CRA Exam Experiences:
A Panel Discussion
 
Register by Friday, May 4, 2018
to attend in person.
Pizza will be provided.
Seats are limited to 40 participants so registration is required.
You may be added to the waiting list.

OR

Register to attend the remote live stream by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Details for remote viewing will be sent the day of the event.

Navigate: Lunch & Learn

Target Audience

The Navigate: Lunch & Learn series is open to all research administrators involved in any pre- or post-award management activities for research projects. 

Upcoming Session Content

CRA Exam Experiences: A Panel Discussion May 2018

During this session, we will provide a panel discussion to learn about the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) Exam. Have you heard about the CRA exam? Are you interested in learning more about it from U-M colleagues who recently took the exam? If yes, please join us for an informal panel discussion facilitated by Kristina Oberly (CSE Research Manager and CRA). Our guest panelists will share their experiences in preparing for the exam, tips and tricks for success, post-exam lessons learned, and answer questions you may have.

Schedule & Registration

Date: Friday, May 11 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Room
Moderator: Kristina Oberly, CSE Research Manager

In Person: Please register by Friday, May 4, 2018. Seats are limited to 40 participants.

Pizza will be provided. There is no cost to attend. 

Remote Simulcast via BlueJeans: Please register by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Details for remote viewing will be sent the day of the event.

Past Sessions

Here are some examples of some of the past lunch and learn topics:

Effort February 2018

Faculty and staff are responsible for monitoring their activities to ensure that their effort is supported by fund sources appropriate to their activities, and for certifying their effort on an annual basis. But effort reporting and certification can be a confusing topic for faculty and research administrators alike. In this Lunch & Learn session, Heather Offhaus, Director of the Medical School Grants Review & Analysis Office, provided a basic overview of Effort and discussed its importance. 

Subawards, Hybrids, and Purchase Orders October 2017

Dennis Poszywak, Procurement Subcontract Administrator of U-M, helped distinguish the differences among subawards, purchase orders, and hybrid purchase orders, and how they impact your proposals.

Financial Status Reports (FSRs) June 2017

Kristi Beckon, Senior Financial Manager, provided a basic overview of Financial Status Reports (FSRs) and discuss their importance, including a detailed review of the FSR worksheet snapshot and the required submission timeline.  

 

 

References and Resources

Video Presentations

  • Effort: Video Presentation Heather Offhaus, Director of the Medical School Grants Review & Analysis Office, provided a basic overview of Effort and discussed its importance. 
  • Subawards, Hybrids, and Purchase Orders: Video Presentation In this set of three videos, Dennis Poszywak, Procurement Subcontract Administrator of U-M, helps unpack the definitions, budget implications, and provides scenarios to better understand the differences among subawards, purchase orders, and hybrids.

Canvas Presentations and Resources

Questions?

For questions on Navigate and other training initiatives, please contact the Training Team at navigate-research@umich.edu.