NURAMP Workshop Series


Topics, dates and times for the Fall 2016 NURAMP workshop series will be announced soon. 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.

Registration opens August 30.

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
Date and time TBA
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
Date and time TBA
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
Date and time TBA 
(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
Date and time TBA 
(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) Managing Contracts/Waiting for the Award
Date and time TBA 
(also online)
Considerations in applying for and managing contracts and other types of agreements; special circumstances while waiting for an award.

2) NIH’s Public Access Policy
Date and time TBA (also online)
Basics of complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires open access to the published findings of all NIH-funded research.  

3) Communicating with the Public about Your Research/Using Social Media
Date and time TBA 
Tips and strategies for effectively communicating with the general public about research; strategies for researchers who use social media to communicate about their research.

4) Electronic Proposal Submission Systems
Date and time TBA
Using electronic submission systems to find, prepare and submit electronic grant applications.


NUgrant Basics

Guidance in using UNL’s NUgrant system for routing proposals and filing IRB protocols.
Registration opens August 30.

Proposal Routing (Whittier 152)
Dates and times TBA
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 (Whittier 152)
Date and time TBA
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.