Grant and Contract Certification Program

Grant and Contract Certification Program
This certification program is designed for research and non-research sponsored program administrators and support staff.  Please register by Friday, February 28, 2014 for the Spring 2014 session.

It is aimed to provide you with a better understanding of:  proposal and contract preparation & review process, research compliance issues, budgeting, cost sharing, indirect cost returns, program income, electronic tools and post-award management and reporting.

The program is comprised of six modules, three in class on Friday, and three on-line through Laulima:

In class:
Module 1:  Friday, March 7, 2014 (12:30-3:30 pm)

Module 3:  Friday, March 21, 2014 (12:30-3:30 pm)
Module 6:  Friday, April 11, 2014 (12:30-3:30 pm)

Online Modules:
Online Modules 2, 4 and 5 will be activated upon registration and can be accessed through Laulima.   Online modules can be taken from any computer that has internet access to Laulima. 

NOTE: All six modules need to be completed to receive program completion certificate.  All online modules need to be completed by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Course materials will be supplied.  Please feel free to bring in your own snacks and beverages.

The participant must attend all of the modules in order to receive the certification at the end of the program. 

The in class sessions are held at Manoa Kuykendall 201 (48 seats) and will be "broadcast" to the following locations:
  **Honolulu CC– Building 2 Room 214 (24 seats available)
      **Honolulu CC is not available for Module 1 & 3, March 7, March 21, 2014
**Kapiolani Community CollegeNaio Building Room 207 (10 seats available)
     **Kapiolani Community College is not available for Module 1, March 7, 2014
- Leeward CC- Library Room 108A (12 seats available)
- Kauai CC– Learning Resource Center, Room 122 (20 seats available)
- UH Center at West Hawaii– Building 4 Room 3 (12 seats available)
- UH Hilo– Media Services, Room 359 – (20 seats available)
- UH Maui College- Ka’aike, Room 105A (20 seats available)
- UHMC Molokai Education Center – Room 103 (8 seats available)
- UH West O’ahu– Library Room B-157 (30 seats available)
- Windward CC – Akoakoa Room 113A (4 seats available)

Sites NOT available for this training: 
     UHMC Hana Education Center, UHMC Lahaina, UHMC Lanai,
Module 1, Friday, March 7, 2014 (In Class)

  • Research Administration Overview
  • Funding Opportunity Search - PIVOT
  • Budget & Proposal Development
  • Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • Research Compliance / Misconduct & Conflict of Interest (VCR)
  • Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development - OTTED

Online Module 2 
- Please feel free to take the online modules at your own pace.
- No in class training for this module.
 Facility and Administrative (Indirect) Costs

  • Cost Sharing
  • Program Income

Module 3, Friday, March 21, 2014 (In Class)
Financial & Administrative Compliance  

  • OMB Circulars
  • Subrecipient Monitoring

 Online Module 4
- No in class training for this module.
Proposal Preparation and Awards Process

  • Funding Opportunities and Solicitations Revisited
  • Preparation of Proposal and the myGRANT Record
  • Proposal Budget Preparations Revisited
  • Reviewing, Negotiating  and Approving Awards  

Online Module 5
- No in class training for this module.
Award Administration and Closeout

  • Receiving and Administering an Award
  • Project Closeout
  • Compliance Revisited

Module 6, Friday, April 11, 2014 (In class)
Research Compliance

  • Information Technology Services – Sensitive Information (ITS)
  • Export Controls
  • Office of Risk Management (RM)
  • UH Human Studies Program (IRB)
  • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Biosafty Committee (IBC)
  • Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO)
  • Online module question and answers

Registration is Closed  (click here) 
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