Programs and Services that Enhance the Researcher's Capability and Productivity
We are continually working to improve educational programs related to research. The following “tool-kit” provides links to many of these programs. You’ll find that the training opportunities vary from direct one-on-one tutorials (e.g., Statistical Consultancy Services in the Department of Biostatistics), to presentations before small groups (e.g., Division of Sponsored Program Administration, Office of International and Postdoctoral Affairs), to web-based instruction (e.g., “Concepts in Clinical Research”). Some of these educational programs are mandatory for investigators; most are optional. We would appreciate your sending us feedback regarding the quality of these programs, along with suggestions for development of additional educational materials.
Sponsored Program Administration
I. Web-based training/information:
SPA Home Page
- Funding Opportunities provides links to list of agencies arranged alphabetically, their funding programs, guidelines, and forms.
- SPIN provides a web-based searchable database to identify funding opportunities.
- GHSU Research Institute describes the organization and administrative structure of the MCGRI, and provides information on the MCGRI-sponsored Combined Intramural Grants. Program (guidelines, application forms) and the Research Incentive Program.
- Pre-Award and Sponsored Accounting Staff. Staff are listed with telephone and email contacts and by departments they facilitate.
- Grant writing assistance is provided to faculty by Health Research Associates consultants and by Dr. Rhea Markowitz in the Office of Scientific Editorial Support.
- FAQ’s provides answers to frequently asked questions related to sponsored programs.
- Forms provides direct links to frequently used sponsored program forms.
- Sponsored Program Policies lists, briefly describes, and links to policies relating to sponsored program administration that are contained in the institution’s Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (Clearing Unallowable Expenses; Cost Sharing Policy: Cost Transfer Policy; Effort Reporting Policy; Equipment Control and Screening; Residual Balance Policy; Salary and Fringe Benefit Charges to External Awards).
- Sponsored Project Management Tools contains the federal Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21 cost accounting guidelines on cost allowability; a brief overview of grant management issues, and a PeopleSoft grants management training document with screen shots.
- National Science Foundation provides links to the NSF programs, the grant proposal preparation guide, the NSF grant policy manual, and their online document system.
- National Institutes of Health provides links to NIH funding programs, the NIH grants policy statement, the NIH Guide, their Office of Extramural Research, and NIH forms and application information.
Roles and Responsibilities of Investigator, Department and Chair, Dean, Staff in SPA and VP for Research
- Overview provides a narrative discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the investigator, department and chair, dean, staff in the Division of Sponsored Program Administration, and the Vice President for Research.
- Summary Table briefly summarizes the overview material.
- Matrix provides a list of activities related to proposal submission, award management, and closeout, with the identification of responsibilities.
II. In-person training sessions:
The Division of Sponsored Program Administration participates in training sessions scheduled through the Division of Human Resources, Coordinator University, and ad hoc sessions relative to new and emerging issues. To schedule unit-specific training sessions, contact Sheree Wright for pre-award information ( email@example.com); Robin Sellers ( firstname.lastname@example.org) for sponsored accounting and fiscal management information; and Tammy Murrell ( email@example.com) regarding effort reporting.
III. Purchased Training Video (available for review with SPA Staff)
A-110 for the Departmental Administrations – provides an overview of the administrative requirements associated with managing federally sponsored awards.
Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)
Human Assurance Committee (HAC)
Chesapeake Research Review (CRRI)
International and Postdoctoral Services
Laboratory Animal Services - Research Training
Contact Legal Office for individual training in:
Radiation Safety - Overview
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
A WebCT course in RCR is available for all GHSU faculty, students, and staff. Topics include: mentoring, collaborative science, use of animals in research, practicing safe science, legal issues, fiscal compliance, research misconduct, publication practices, peer review, radiation safety, technology transfer, and use of human subjects. To access this course, you must go to the course Welcome Page. From there you will be prompted to create your account log in and password. Once you have an account, you will be sent to your own myWebCT page where courses you have access to are linked.
Other Campus Programs
Junior Faculty Development Program: Career Development 101 (CD-101) (education for new Medical College of Georgia Faculty)