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Grants & Sponsored Projects Training Materials - Chicago Campus (UIC)

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Life Cycle of a Sponsored Project Activity (Chicago Specific)

Video 

This presentation walks through a complete cycle of the life of a sponsored award. The presentation incorporates the perspectives of the Business Manager, Human Resources, and the Central Office (Office of Research Services/Office of Grants & Contracts) allowing viewers to draw connections that can be readily applied to day-to-day grant administration activities. Frequently asked questions and potential problem areas for research administrators are addressed.

Presenters:

Patricia Manheim, Associate Director of UIC Office of Research Services
Mee Mee Lee-Choi, Associate Director of UIC Grants and Contracts
Ahlam Al-Kodmany, Director of Financial Operations, Institute for Health Research and Policy, UIC

Note: You will need Adobe Flash Player and JavaScript enabled in your browser to watch these recordings.

Best Practices for Sponsored Project Closeout (Chicago Specific)

Webinar

Are you responsible for managing sponsored project funds? This Webinar may be useful to you as it will provide guidelines for preparing and submitting financial reports for sponsored projects and the closing of related funds on a timely basis once the projects are terminated. The responsibilities of both the units and the Office of Grants and Contracts are discussed. Topics include:

  • Purpose of closeout
  • Compliance and administration
  • Closeout responsibilities
  • Tools to enable the closeout process
  • Overview of Report of Expenditure Worksheet (ROE)
  • Other closeout issues
  • Project closeout checklist

Note: You must have Windows Media Player 9 or above to view this recording. If you receive an error message requiring "codec" installation, download and install this free computer program: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec. This video is best viewable in Internet Explorer. If you use Firefox, you will need to make sure you have the Windows Media Player Plugin Add-on installed.

Compliance Basics (Chicago Specific)

Instructor-Led

This course will offer an introduction to the principles of business and financial information needed to ensure compliant management of sponsored awards. The learner will examine resources to strengthen their knowledge of how to adhere to the requirements of the federal regulations, agency requirements, and university policies. As a result of attending this course, the learner will develop the knowledge needed to address and continually improve on compliant practices for sponsored awards.

This course is intended for those who are new to research administration roles and responsibilities but can serve as a very useful refresher course for those who have experience in this area.

Job Aid

Participant Guide

Cost Transfers on Sponsored Projects (Chicago Specific)

Webinar

This webinar contains crucial information for all business managers who need their sponsored award-related journal vouchers (JVs) and labor redistributions to be processed in an efficient and compliant manner. Centering on the UIC Sponsored Project Cost Transfer Policy, the session is presented by officials in the UIC Grants & Contracts Office who enforce the policy and review the JVs and labor redistributions. Attendees will learn the required criteria for the preparation, approval and processing of the various types of sponsored award-related cost transfers.

Note: You must have Windows Media Player 9 or above to view this recording. If you receive an error message requiring "codec" installation, download and install this free computer program: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec. This video is best viewable in Internet Explorer. If you use Firefox, you will need to make sure you have the Windows Media Player Plugin Add-on installed.

Subrecipient Monitoring (Chicago Specific)

Webinar

The course will detail roles and responsibilities of the Office of Research Services, Grants and Contracts Office, Principal Investigators and Business Managers for ensuring that subrecipient monitoring procedures are properly followed to be in compliance for sponsored awards. During the session, participants will receive two new tools to assist in ensuring compliance with subrecipient monitoring responsibilities.

The audience for this course is employees of units with sub-awards.

Job Aid

Participant Guide

Advanced Topics in Research Compliance (Chicago Specific)

Video

This video presents case studies of several current topics in research compliance. Topics include both pre-award and post-award issues such as: IRB protocols, progress reports, unallowable costs and sub-recipient monitoring. Topics were chosen based on recent audit findings and questions raised during desk reviews and sponsor inquiries.

Presenters:

Vanessa Peoples, Executive Director and Assistant Chief Business Officer of UIC Grants and Contracts
Fuller Lyons, Associate Director of UIC Grants and Contracts
Amneh Kiswani, Assistant Director of UIC Office of Research Services

Note: You will need Adobe Flash Player and JavaScript enabled in your browser to watch this recording.

Please send questions or comments regarding training to the OBFS Training Team at obfstrainingteam@uillinois.edu.

Last updated: April 12, 2016

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