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View the previously recorded Webinar sessions below. 

Webinar Videos

Subrecipient Invoice Approvals in M-Pathways

October 29, 2020

                               Chris Devries       

In this webinar, Chris DeVries, Project Manager for the Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC), reviews the new electronic workflow and approvals of subrecipient invoices in the M-Pathways Financials system.

Single IRB-of-Record - What RAs Should Know


Note: The IRBs are initiating a new process to request a single-IRB-of-Record (sIRB) on Monday, February 8, 2021. This new process replaces the processes that were covered in a webinar from September 2020, which has been removed from this page. For current process information, please visit the sIRB webpage

"Sign PAF" Requirement for Investigators & "Other Support" Review

September 1, 2020

     David Mulder      April Pepperdine

David Mulder (ORSP Program Manager for International Engagement & Research Security) and April Pepperdine (Director of UMOR Conflict of Interest) provided an overview of changes being implemented on September 14, 2020, that require all U-M investigators to complete a revised version of the "Sign PAF" activity, and a new ancillary review process for the evaluation of sponsor-required documentation such as NIH's "Other Support."





NSF Biosketch and SciENcv

July 20, 2020


                            Joanna Thielen

Joanna Thielen (Biomedical Engineering Librarian
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library) introduced the NSF biosketch, demonstrated how to create a SciENcv account, and created an NSF biosketch in this tool. Tips for preparing an NSF biosketch is included. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that biosketches for grant proposals be prepared using the SciENcv tool. 

NIH Biosketch and SciENcv

May 7, 2020



Disclaimer: This webinar was offered in May 2020. Beginning on May 25, 2021, the NIH is using an updated version of the biosketch format. As a result, some of this webinar content may be outdated. Please refer to the NIH's Grants & Funding page ( for the most updated information and format.

Marci Brandenburg

Marci Brandenburg (Bioinformationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library) introduced the NIH biosketch and how to navigate the SciENcv tool for generating biosketches. Tips for preparing an NIH biosketch will be included. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is one of several granting agencies that require key personnel to include a biosketch as part of a grant proposal.