Archived Training Events: 2017, 20182019

2020 January
Topic Contracts 101
Date/Time Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Conference Room 820-20
Summary This session will identify the elements which distinguish a grant from a contract and provide an overview of basic contractual components as it relates to sponsored project activities. Attendees will learn the differences between cost-reimbursable and fixed price agreements and be provided information relating to proposal development (cost proposals, bids, etc.), contractual obligations (FAR clauses, certifications, restrictions, etc.) and monitoring/management of contracts (reporting requirements, restrictions, etc.).
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2020 February
Topic NIH Assist Basics from the Preparer’s Perspective
Date/Time Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Conference Room 820-20
Summary This session will provide a preparer’s perspective on how to utilize NIH’s proprietary proposal submission system (ASSIST) for Multi-Project Applications (MPA). It is suggested that attendees acquaint themselves with the SF424 sections 4, 5 and 9 along with the FOA prior to class. This session will address basic functions of the system along with hints and tips for the department preparers and PIs to employ, ensuring an on-time compliant (error-free) application.
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2020 March
Topic CANCELLED: Filling out the EPASS: What is it, when is it required and how to complete
Date/Time Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Conference Room 820-20
Summary This session will address the background and purpose of the EPASS. We will review and discuss each section of the EPASS with specific examples of questions from users. This session is appropriate for anyone with responsibility for completing and/or reviewing EPASS forms.
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2020 April
Topic What Constitutes a Complete Proposal Package?
Date/Time Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary This session will address processes, policies and procedures for review and submission of proposals to OCGA. We will discuss the proposal intake process, minimum requirements to initiate review and submission of proposals, and best practices for completing the process. This session is appropriate for anyone with responsibility for sending proposal materials to OCGA.
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2020 May
Topic S2S Grants Basics
Date/Time Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary This session will provide information to get new users started with the S2S Grants (Cayuse) system for preparation and submission of proposals. Topics include: how to get access to the system, best practices, user resources, and hints and tips. This session is appropriate for individuals responsible for preparation or review of proposals in S2S Grants.
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2020 June
Topic Budgets 101
Date/Time Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary Do you have questions about budgets and budget related requests to sponsors? This session will discuss the basics of a budget, direct cost, exclusions, base, indirect cost, and F&A calculations. Further discussion will address the basic concepts of offset vs. carryforward, stipend vs. salary, effort vs. salary, cost sharing and rebudgeting requests. Experts from the department and EFM will be on hand, lending to the conversation.
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2020 July
Topic NSF FastLane/Research.gov
Date/Time Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary The National Science Foundation FastLane system has been in use for over 20 years and is now evolving into Research.gov. This session will address the current state of this transition including which functions are currently available in each system. Information will also be provided on where to get help, user access and account management, and preparation and submission of LOIs, proposals and administrative actions.
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2020 August
Topic Filling out the EPASS: What is it, when is it required and how to complete
Date/Time Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary This session will address the background and purpose of the EPASS. We will review and discuss each section of the EPASS with specific examples of questions from users. This session is appropriate for anyone with responsibility for completing and/or reviewing EPASS forms.
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2020 September
Topic Outgoing Subaward Basics
Date/Time Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary This session will provide an overview of OCGA's process for outgoing subawards. We will discuss how to distinguish between a subrecipient and a contractor, current outgoing subaward forms, and best practices. This session is appropriate for anyone with responsibility for coordinating the issuance of outgoing subawards.
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2020 October
Topic Award Processing
Date/Time Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary OCGA receives and processes nearly 5,000 awards per year. This session will address the complexities surrounding the acceptance of an award including administrative delays due lack of receipt of required internal documents, common problematic terms and conditions, and assurance of institutional and sponsor compliance.
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2020 November
Topic Post Submission – Pre Award
Date/Time Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location Webinar
Summary OCGA is the central point of contact for all actions related to sponsored projects to be funded upon receipt of satisfactory compliance materials. This session will focus on NIH Just-in-Time (JIT), the DOD pre-award process, Reps and Certs, other authorizations (Federal, State, County) and sponsor requests.
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2020 December
Topic Winter Break – No Session This Month
Date/Time Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location 10889 Wilshire Blvd., Conference Room 820-20
Summary Happy Holidays! We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

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