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The Division of Research makes available a wide range of resources to assist faculty and staff with proposal development, compliance, and award monitoring, in addition to coordinating events that promote research. If you have an idea for education or training that you'd like to see, please contact us.

FALL TRAINING SCHEDULE 2011

Financial Management Training Series:

Compliance and Sponsored Projects - Financial Management for
Administrative and
Support Staff

Description: Sessions will provide an overview of Clarkson’s compliance program and how our daily activities play an important role in ensuring compliance. Discussion will cover financial compliance related to sponsored projects, including a focus on allowable and unallowable expenditures and the monthly task of p-card reconciliation. Participants will be given an opportunity to ask any questions related to project management and compliance.    

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Sessions Currently Available: 

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107

Monday, December 12th, 2011
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107


Sponsored Projects - Financial Management for Principal Investigators

Description: Discussions will be lead by the DoR and the Comptroller’s Office in areas related financial compliance with sponsored projects, including a focus on allowable and unallowable expenditures and the monthly task of p-card reconciliation. Participants will be given an opportunity to ask any questions related to project management and compliance.  Graduate students are welcome. 

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Sessions Currently Available: 

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107

Monday, December 5th, 2011
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107


NSF Participant Support Costs - Proposal Preparation and Management of Awards

Description:This session will address the NSF requirement to ensure participant costs are separately accounted for and expended for the appropriate and intended objectives of the sponsored project. Clarkson’s NSF Participant Support Costs procedure will be reviewed and discussions will be led to assist faculty in the budget preparation process, determination of allowable expenditures, and the accounting practices in place to ensure such costs are kept separate. Graduate students are welcome. 

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Sessions Currently Available: TBD


Effort Reporting/After-The-Fact-Activity-Reporting

Description: This session addresses the fundamental concepts and requirements involved in After-The-Fact-Reporting
required under sponsored awards.

Sessions Currently Available: TBD

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Faculty Guidance for ATFAR (.pdf)

Utilization of Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in EPA Sponsored Projects

Description: This session will provide Principal Investigators of EPA grants with the tools necessary to comply with the requirement to utilize minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in related procurements activities, when present in the terms and conditions an award. Such procurement activities include subcontracts, purchase orders, P-card transactions, services, materials and supplies, and travel.  Focus will be given on the percentage goals that may be included in the terms and conditions of your award, finding qualified vendors, how to document best faith efforts to utilize qualified vendors, and reporting requirements.  Support Staff are also welcome.

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Sessions Currently Available:

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107


Utilization of Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in New York State Sponsored Projects

Description: This session will provide Principal Investigators of New York State awards (specifically NYSTAR and DEC) with the tools necessary to comply with the requirement to utilize New York State certified minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises in related procurements activities, when present in the terms and conditions of an award. Such procurement activities include subcontracts, purchase orders, P-card transactions, services, materials and supplies, and travel.  Focus will be given on the percentage goals that may be included in the terms and conditions of your award, finding qualified vendors, how to document best faith efforts to utilize qualified vendors, and reporting requirements.  Support Staff are also welcome.

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Sessions Currently Available:

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Technology Advancement Center (TAC)
Room 107


Reporting Requirements for Projects Funded by the Recovery Act (ARRA)-
 Independent sessions are scheduled with Principal Investigators managing ARRA funded awards.  Contact Kimberly Klatt at extension #6475 for additional details.

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Compliance Training Series:

Human Subjects Research 

Description:   The focus of the workshop will address institutional/investigator responsibilities and provide answers to the questions below as they pertain to the federal regulations and compliant practices of Clarkson University’s IRB.  Questions addressed include, but are not limited to:

What is human subjects research?
Who establishes the rules that Clarkson is mandated to follow?
What type of research is considered exempt?
What is the process for review?
What happens after my IRB proposal is approved?
How does IRB review integrate with the pre-award and post-award activities of the DoR?

Advance registration is required.  To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Thatcher, IRB Administrator, at ext. #6475 or by email at irb@clarkson.edu.

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Sessions Currently Available:

December 2012 Sessions Coming Soon


Export Controls - Sessions Coming Soon!
 


Additional Training Resources:

New Employee Orientation - Sessions scheduled periodically. Call the DoR at #6475 for more information.

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Doing Sponsored Research or Activies at Clarkson University -  Faculty, Administrative and Support Staff  

Workshops

  • New Faculty (PowerPoint Presentation, 300k)
  • Proposal Writing
  • COS
Undergraduate Research
  • SURE - Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
  • REU - Research Experiences for Undergraduates-NSF.
  • SPEED - Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design.

Graduate Research

Faculty Development

Instructional Resources are also available for loan from the DOR:

  • Protecting Human Subjects (video)
  • Integrity in Scientific Research
  • Educational Fundraising, Principles and Practice
  • How-to Grants Manual