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It is the policy of the University of Nevada, Reno that all faculty, staff, students, postdoctoral scholars and volunteers engaged in planning and/or conducting research and other sponsored project activities receive training in the subject areas applicable to their roles and responsibilities. Please see below for information on the trainings offered through the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Research Integrity Office, the Office of Lab Animal Medicine, and Environmental Health and Safety

New Principal Investigator (PI) Training

All new PIs are required to successfully complete the following training:

Completion of the above three training classes is required before the Office of Sponsored Projects will set up a new sponsored project account for an awarded grant proposal. Existing PIs are encouraged to register for training that they have not previously completed.

Other Required Training

Depending upon the type of research one is performing and/or the funding source from which project funding is received, further training may be required.

Additional Training

While not required, the classes listed below are offered as supplementary training.

  • InfoEd SPIN and GENIUS Training: 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: A tutorial on preparing modular budgets for grant proposals to sponsor, the National Institutes of Health.
  • Effort Reporting: Tutorials on effort reporting basics, PI responsibilities, and pre-reviewer and certifier responsibilities.

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