NURAMP Workshop Series


These are the topics, dates and times for the Fall 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 Megan McMasters at or 402-472-0030.

No registration required. For certificate credit, complete the survey at the end of the e-module. Available 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
Register here

Preparing and Submitting Proposals
Thurs. Sept. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.
This session provides an 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.

Research Responsibility
Wed., Oct. 4, 1-2:30 p.m.
This overview explains 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.

Budget Preparation and Development
Wed., Oct. 11, 1-3:30 p.m.
Get hands-on practice creating effective proposal budgets and budget justifications; learn about specific budget categories and allowability of costs; review principles of cost sharing and subcontracting.

Managing Contracts/Waiting for the Award
Tues., Oct 17, 10-11 a.m.
Learn about applying for and managing contracts and other types of agreements, as well as special circumstances that may arise while waiting for an award.

Award Administration
Thurs., Oct. 19, 9-11:30 a.m.
Learn about procedures for setting up accounts, managing subcontracts, documenting allowable costs, making post-award changes, closing an award and participating in an audit.

PARs and Effort Reporting
Tues., Oct. 24, 10-11:30 a.m.
This overview of the university’s effort reporting requirements offers tips for completing the PAR form, reporting faculty effort and handling changes in effort.

Cost Sharing
Tues., Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
Learn about what cost share and match are, how they are managed at UNL, and the process and procedures for reporting cost share.

Communicating about Research/Using Social Media
Tues., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – noon
Pick up tips and strategies for effectively communicating with the general public about your research; explore strategies for using social media to communicate about research.

152 Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School, 2200 Vine Street
Register here (update link to current EMS registration form)

NUgrant Basics: Proposal Routing
Thursday, Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 1-2 p.m.
Introduction to NUgrant: logging on, submitting and routing a proposal, basic reporting functions.

NUgrant Basics: IRB Protocols
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2-3 p.m.
Key elements of the NUgrant IRB protocol online form and information to include in requests for approval to involve human subjects in research.