Research Administration Workshops & Training


This page contains useful programs and workshops to support those in research and research administration.

Programs and Workshops

RAMP - Mentoring ProgramResearch Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP↑)

The Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC) Training Subcommittee is excited to announce the Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP↑), a pilot mentoring program for U-M research administrators. The RAMP↑ is a unique program that seeks to connect senior research administrators at U-M with research administrators who are newer to the field. Individuals involved in this program will have an opportunity to build important relationships within the University and enhance their professional growth. The pilot program will be open to forty participants, allowing for a maximum of twenty matched pairs. Mentors who have at least five years of research administrative experience and Mentees who have approximately 6-12 months of experience in research administration at U-M are eligible to apply. Mentors and Mentees are expected to meet in person on a monthly basis for a minimum of one hour over a period of nine months. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

Application Materials - Due September 30, 2014!

• Download Mentor Application

Download Mentee Application

ORSP, Sponsored Programs & Financial Operations Workshops

Descriptions of all of 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.

Since early 2014, ORSP has been running limited research administration workshops while we reevaluate and assess training. We are offering the eRPM Proposal Preparation and Unit Review Class on a monthly basis from now until December 2014. There is a limit of 12 seats per class, and with our new registration process, you will have the option to choose "Add Me to the Waitlist" if the class if full. All classes are in the Wolverine Tower Training Rooms from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Research Administrators Instructional Network (RAIN)

August 28, 2013 - Our Research Administrators Instructional Network (RAIN) 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. To find out about these developments, please sign up for the RAP Newsletter.

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

Other U-M Campus Workshops and Training

eResearch (U-M's web-based system for developing, routing, approval of sponsored project proposals)


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. Start PEERRS.

UM Human Subjects Training: Human subjects modules in PEERRS fulfill mandated training requirements.

Research Administrators' Professional Connections

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