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Video Training Tutorials

The Office of Sponsored Projects has created a comprehensive series of video tutorials to help researchers learn more about the funding side of conducting research.

The video tutorials are divided into the following series:

As a prominent research institution with a global impact, the University of Nevada, Reno holds itself to the highest ethical and regulatory standards in its research activities. The University expects researchers to participate in all required training to ensure that they are completely informed of all the best practices of quality research. Below is information about training opportunities offered through the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Research Integrity Office.

Effort Reporting Essentials

Effort Reporting Essentials is required training for all current and new employees who are have a role (pre reviewers, certifiers, department coordinators, etc.) in the Effort Reporting System or who are involved in the process of determining salary expenditures from sponsored project accounts. This may include, but is not limited to, employees in these categories: graduate research assistants, post-docs, lab managers, principal investigators, and departmental and college administration. Personnel who attended a session training in 2010 have met the requirement and currently there is no refresher course required.

Effort Reporting Essentials is offered online via WebCampus.

Best Practices in Grants Management

The Grants Management training is required for all current and new employees who are involved with charging expenditures that benefited a sponsored project. This includes costs that are direct charged to sponsored accounts and those that are charged to institutional accounts as cost share. This includes, but is not limited to, employees in these categories: principal investigators, lab managers, and departmental and college administration. Covers topics such as cost principles; financial fundamentals; cost share; cost transfers; sub recipient monitoring; financial, administration, and project reporting; Fly America Act

Best Practices in Grants Management is offered via the video tutorial series "Allowable Cost Tutorial" and "Research Administration Tutorial."

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Required Training

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a program that provides "research ethics education to all members of the research community." The University of Nevada, Reno relies on CITI training programs to help researchers become better informed about their responsibilities. Learn more about CITI training programs via the University's Office of Research Integrity, which has prepared a series of tutorials for researchers.

CITI training programs cover the following topics:

Export Control

Researchers working on projects involving controlled items, technology, hardware, software, data and/or services are required to receive appropriate and rigorous training in matters pertaining to export control through CITI. More information on the EC training course.

Conflict of Interest

Researchers with Public Health Service (PHS) funding (e.g. NIH, CDC, etc.) are required to complete the Conflict of Interest Mini-Course through CITI prior to release of funds. More information about the Public Health Service training course.

Responsible Conduct of Research

For all employees and students working on National Science Foundation awards, RCR training is required and can be completed via the CITI website. More information about the RCR training course.

Human Subjects and Animal Use and Care

This training is required for all investigators and members of their research team. Training is provided in-person or via video tutorials

Additional Training

The Office of Sponsored Projects offers a variety of training sessions through the University's Professional Development and Training. Classes are offered in two formats: in-person and via WebCampus utilizing Collaborate, a virtual classroom that allows participation from one's desktop computer or mobile device. For further course information or to register for a workshop, please visit the Professional Development and Training Workshop Registration page.

Classes Currently Offered:

  • Proposal Budget Preparation: explains the basics of grant proposal budget preparation.
  • InfoEd SPIN and GENIUS: using the InfoEd grants management software, a tutorial on how to populate one's GENIUS profile and how to locate funding opportunities via SPIN.
  • Modular Budget Preparation: helps researchers complete modular budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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