Research Administration Workshops & Training

(August 12, 2014) Since early 2014 we have been running limited research administration workshops while we reevaluate and assess training. We are offering one class now. If you are interested in the August 21, 2014 eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review Class that was recently promoted in The RAP, please register by clicking on the eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review link below. The class size is limited to 12. If you pre-registered with Amanda Coulter, Training Manager ( and received a confirmation you are already set.

If you have questions, or if you have suggestions for other training, please contact for those as well. Thank you!

ORSP Workshops: eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review

U-M Library Finding Funding Workshops

Current IRB-HSBS Education Programs

Currently Enrolling IRBMED Workshops

Currently Enrolling MICH-R Workshops

Currently Enrolling UCUCA workshops
(Animal Use & Care )

Other Research Administration Training Opportunities

U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative

Includes classes such as:


Regulatory management

(UM's web-based system for application, submission, routing, approval of human subjects research)

All ORSP, Sponsored Programs & Financial Operations Workshops

Descriptions of all the training opportunities offered by ORSP, Sponsored Programs and Financial Operations throughout the year -- whether currently enrolling or not -- including Finding Funding, Proposal Writing, NIH Training Grants, Special RFP information sessions, A-21 Expenditure Monitoring on federally sponsored projects, Financial Management of Federally Funded Projects, and more.

If you have any questions regarding this or suggestions for other training, please feel free to contact Amanda Coulter, Training Manager (


April 15, 2014 - Our Research Administrators Instructional Network courses are currently postponed while we reevaluate and assess RAIN training and the overall support for the Research Administration training program. While we conduct this assessment we will not hold RAIN sessions. As we move forward in our review of our training programs, we will be sharing developments. If you have any questions regarding this or suggestions for other training, please feel free to contact Amanda Coulter (


The Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) is a web-based foundational instruction and certification program for faculty and staff engaged in or associated with research at the University of Michigan. Certain Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators are required to be certified in PEERRS.


UM Human Subjects Training

Human subjects modules in PEERRS fulfill mandated training requirements.

IRB Training offerings

To learn more about human protection and preparing applications for approval, see the IRBMED Education page.

Register for IRBMED workshops
IRB Health and Behavioral Sciences On The Road
IRB Health and Behavioral Sciences Workshops

Research Administrator's Professional Development Opportunities

A listing of opportunities aimed at helping Research Administrators stay informed and develop professionally.

Effective administration, with all its worrisome details, restrictions, and paperwork can be an important element in encouraging scholarly productivity, rather than simply a necessary procedural evil.
   --Robert E. Burroughs,
Director Research Administration UM 1968

Last reviewed: September 3, 2013