NURAMP Workshop Series


These are the topics, dates and times for the Spring 2017 NURAMP Workshop Series. 

If you wish to earn a NURAMP certificate of achievement, you must participate in at least eight of the learning activities described below. For more information, contact Liz Banset, or 402-472-7003.

No registration required. For certificate credit, complete the survey at the end of the e-module. Available AFTER MARCH 10 at

Introduction to Research Resources at UNL
An introduction to resources provided by the Office of Research and Economic Development and policies and regulations governing sponsored research at Nebraska. Information in this presentation will be useful background if you participate in other NURAMP workshops.

Electronic Proposal Submission Systems: NSF FastLane
Using NSF FastLane to submit proposals electronically.

Electronic Proposal Submission Systems: NIH ASSIST
Using NIH ASSIST to submit proposals electronically.

Data Management Plans
Advice on preparing data management plans that conform with granting agencies’ policies on disseminating, preserving and sharing research results.

152 Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School, 2200 Vine Street
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Preparing and Submitting Proposals
Tues., March 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
Overview of the proposal planning process at UNL and information about offices within the Office of Research and Economic Development that offer support at different stages of proposal preparation.

PARs and Effort Reporting
Tues., March 21, 10-11:30 a.m.
An overview of the university’s effort reporting requirements and tips for completing the PAR form; how to report faculty effort and handle changes in effort.

Budget Preparation and Development
Tues., April 4, 1-3:30 p.m.
Hands-on practice creating effective proposal budgets and budget justifications; explanation of specific budget categories and allowability of costs; review of principles of cost sharing and subcontracting.

Research Responsibility
Thurs., April 13, 1-2:30 p.m.

Overview of programs that govern the use of animals in research and ensure protections of human subjects involved in research, as well as policies related to conflict of interest, the responsible conduct of research and export control.

Managing Contracts/Waiting for the Award
Tues., April 18, 10-11 a.m.

Considerations in applying for and managing contracts and other types of agreements; special circumstances while waiting for an award.

Administering the Award
Thurs., April 27, 9-11:30 a.m.

Procedures for setting up accounts, managing subcontracts, documenting allowable costs, making post-award changes, closing an award and participating in an audit.

Communicating with the Public about Your Research/Using Social Media
Thurs., May 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Tips and strategies for effectively communicating with the general public about research; strategies for researchers who use social media to communicate about their research.

152 Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School, 2200 Vine Street
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NUgrant Basics: Proposal Routing
Tuesdays, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, 1-2 p.m.
A hands-on tutorial in using NUgrant, UNL’s electronic grants management system, to route proposals. Addresses logging on, submitting and routing a proposal, and basic reporting functions.

NUgrant Basics: IRB Protocols
Tuesdays, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, 2-3 p.m.
For faculty, students and researchers who include human subjects in research and teaching, Tips on creating an IRB protocol in NUgrant, addressing key elements of the NUgrant IRB protocol online form and essential information to include in your request for approval to involve human subjects in your research.