NURAMP Workshop Series


The Fall 2018 NURAMP classroom workshop series will begin in September.

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 Laurie Sampson at or 402.472.3136.

No registration required. For certificate credit, complete the survey at the end of each e-learning module. The modules are available here.

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
Wed., September 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Overview of the proposal planning process at Nebraska and information about offices within the Office of Research and Economic Development that offer support at different stages of proposal preparation.

Award Administration
Tues., September 18, 8:30-11:00 a.m.

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

Budget Preparation and Development
Tues., September 25, 9-11:30 a.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.

PARs and Effort Reporting
Wed., October 3, 10-11:30 a.m.
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.

Research Responsibility
Thurs., October 4, 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.

Cost Sharing
Tues., October 9, 10-11:30 a.m.
Overview of what cost share and match are, how they are managed at the university, and the process and procedures for reporting cost share.

Preparing for Awards and Managing Contracts
Thurs., October 11, 10-11 a.m.

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

Communicating with the Public about Your Research/Using Social Media
Tues., October 16, 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
Tues., September 11, 1-2 p.m. -OR-
Thurs., October 18, 1-2 p.m.
A hands-on tutorial in using NUgrant, the university’s electronic grants management system, to route proposals. Addresses logging on, submitting and routing a proposal, and basic reporting functions.

NUgrant Basics: IRB and COI Protocols
Tues., September 11, 2-3 p.m. -OR-
Thurs., October 18, 2-3 p.m.
Learn key elements of the NUgrant IRB and Interest and Activity Management (IAM/COI) online forms. Pick up essential information to include in your request for approval to involve human subjects in your research as well as the annual requirements for Conflict of Interest disclosure.

If you have questions about the NURAMP program, contact Laurie Sampson at