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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.

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 NSF 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 on grant proposal preparation topics. Classes are offered in two formats: in-person and online via GoToMeeting.

  • Proposal Budget Preparation: explains the basics of grant proposal budget preparation.

Class Schedule

No Classes Currently Scheduled

  • InfoEd Proposal Development: a tutorial on how to enter a grant proposal into InfoEd and route it for internal approvals.

Class Schedule

July 22, 2014: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (online via GoToMeeting)

July 24, 2014: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Ross Hall 207)

July 30, 2014: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Ross Hall 207)

August 5, 2014: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (online via GoToMeeting)

August 7, 2014: 9:30 am - 11:30 am (Ross Hall 207)

August 13, 2014: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (online via GoToMeeting)

August 18, 2014: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (online via GoToMeeting)

August 20, 2014: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Ross Hall 207)

August 25, 2014: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Ross Hall 207)

August 28, 2014: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (online via GoToMeeting)

Please contact Erika Waday to register for any of the above class dates.

  • 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.

Class Schedule

No Classes Currently Scheduled

  • Modular Budget Preparation: a tutorial on preparing modular budgets for grant proposals to sponsor, the National Institutes of Health.

Class Schedule

No Classes Currently Scheduled

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