NURAMP Workshop Series


These are the topics, dates and times for the Spring 2016 NURAMP workshop series. 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
Tues., March 15, 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
Mon., March 28, 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., March 30, 10 a.m.-noon 
(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., April 7, 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) Data Management Plans
Thurs., March 17, 11 a.m.-noon 
(also online)
Preparing data management plans to conform with granting agencies’ policies on disseminating, preserving and sharing research results.

2) Managing Contracts/Waiting for the Award
Tues., April 5, 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.

3) NIH’s Public Access Policy
Tues., April 12, 10-11 a.m. (also online)
Basics of complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires open access to the published findings of all NIH-funded research.  

4) Communicating with the Public about Your Research/Using Social Media
Thurs., April 14, 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.

5) Electronic Proposal Submission Systems
Thurs., April 21, 1-4 p.m.
Using electronic submission systems to find, prepare and submit electronic grant applications.

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NUgrant Basics

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

Please register here for NUgrant Basics workshops.

 Proposal Routing
Tuesdays: 2/25, 3/31, 4/28 (all in Whittier 152) • 1-2 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 4/13 (Whittier 152) • 1-2 p.m.
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.