NURAMP Workshop Series


Topics, dates and times for the Fall 2016 NURAMP workshop series are listed here (although they may be subject to change – if we do change dates or times, registrants will be notified). All classroom sessions will be held in Room 152 of the Whittier Research Center, 2200 Vine Street. Some workshops 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..
NOTE: To register for NUgrant workshops, scroll to the end of the form.  

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.”

An introduction to resources provided by the Office of Research and Economic Development and 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
Wed., Sept. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
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.

3) Budget Preparation and Development
Tues., Oct. 4, 1-3:30 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
Thurs., Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. 
(also online)
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.

5) Administering the Award
Tues., Oct. 25, 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) Managing Contracts/Waiting for the Award
Tues., Oct. 18, 10-11 a.m. 
(also online)
Considerations in applying for and managing contracts and other types of agreements; special circumstances while waiting for an award.

2) Communicating with the Public about Your Research/Using Social Media
Thurs., Nov. 10, 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.

3) Electronic Proposal Submission Systems
Tues., Nov. 15, 1-4 p.m.
Using electronic submission systems to find, prepare and submit electronic grant applications.

4) NUgrant Basics: Proposal Routing
Thursdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 8, 1-2 p.m.
A hands-on tutorial in using NUgrant, UNL’s electronic grants management system, to route proposals. Addresses logging on, submitting and routing a proposal, and basic reporting functions.

5) NUgrant Basics: IRB Protocols 
Thursdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, 2-3 p.m.
For faculty, students and researchers who include human subjects in research and teaching, Tips on creating an IRB protocol in NUgrant, addressing 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.