NURAMP Workshop Series


These are the topics, dates and times for the Fall 2015 NURAMP workshop series. Unless otherwise noted, all classroom sessions will be held in Room 152 of the Whittier Research Center, 2200 Vine Street. Some sessions also offer the option to participate online. You will receive a detailed reminder about a week before each session for which you register. If you opt for online participation, the reminder memo will include a link to the Adobe Connect meeting room.

For more information, contact Liz Banset, or 402-472-7003.

Click here to register for any workshops in the series.

Basic Modules

1) Introduction to Research Resources at UNL
Self-directed learning (no registration required). View the online presentation at Select “Introduction to Research at UNL.”

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

2) Preparing and Submitting Proposals
Thurs., Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m.
Types of proposals and specific UNL procedures to consider when preparing a proposal; how to route a proposal through NUgrant and what to expect during the OSP review process.

3) Budget Preparation and Development
Wed., Oct. 7, 1-4 p.m.
Creating effective proposal budgets and budget justifications; understanding specific budget categories and allowability of costs; review of principles of cost sharing and subcontracting.

4) Research Responsibility
Wed., Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m. 
(also online)
Overview of policies governing animal protection and human subjects protection, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research and export control.

5) Administering the Award
Thurs., Oct. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. 
(also online)
Procedures for setting up accounts, managing subcontracts, documenting allowable costs, making post-award changes, closing an award and participating in an audit.


1) Using Social Media
Thurs., Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-noon (also online)
Strategies for researchers who use social media to communicate about their research.

2) Data Management Plans
Thurs., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-noon 
(also online)
Preparing data management plans to conform with granting agencies’ policies on disseminating, preserving and sharing research results.

3) Managing Contracts
Mon., Oct. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. 
(also online)
Considerations in applying for and managing contracts and other types of agreements; special circumstances while waiting for an award.

4) Communicating with the Public about Your Research
Tues., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon 

Tips and strategies for effectively communicating with the general public about your research.

5) Working with Industry and Commercializing Research
Wed., Oct. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Nebraska Innovation Campus
Strategies for finding and working with industry partners, safeguarding intellectual property and commercializing the products of your research.

6) & NSF FastLane Proposal Submission Systems
Thurs., Oct. 29, 1-4:15 p.m.
Using electronic submission systems to find, prepare and submit electronic grant applications. Register for one or both sessions: 1-2:45 p.m. –; 3-4:15 p.m.– NSF FastLane

Click here to register for any workshops in the series.

NIH ASSIST and Public Access Policy Workshops

Two additional sessions will be offered in November 2015 for faculty and grants administrative staff who seek or receive funding from NIH. Registration is separate from NURAMP registration, but both sessions qualify as NURAMP Certificate electives. Please register here for one or both of the following sessions:

  • Learn the basics of creating and submitting an application through ASSIST, NIH’s online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through
  • NIH’s Public Access Policy requires open access to the published findings of all NIH-funded research. Learn about the NIH Public Access Policy, when you should comply, and how to comply.

NUgrant Basics

Guidance in using UNL’s NUgrant system for routing proposals and filing IRB protocols. Each session is offered once a month in September, October and November.

Please register here for NUgrant Basics workshops.

 Proposal Routing
Tuesdays: 9/29, 10/27, 11/17 (all in Whittier 152) • 1-2:30 p.m.
A hands-on tutorial in using NUgrant, UNL’s electronic grants management system to route proposals. The NUgrant sponsored programs module for proposal routing allows users to see all information about a single project in one “project view,” encompassing multiple years, awards or phases of a project. The module is interactive with other modules, enabling the user to link a proposal to its compliance protocols. This session covers logging on, submitting and routing a proposal, and basic reporting functions.

 IRB Protocols
Tuesdays: 9/29 (City Union), 10/27 (East Union), 11/17 (City Union)
For faculty, students and researchers who include human subjects in research and teaching, this session provides tips on creating an IRB protocol. This session will address 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.