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About Our Courses

The majority of our courses have a NIH focus and provide you with a solid foundation for understanding the entire pre-award process. The goal is to equip you with the tools necessary for successfully developing and managing applications and proposals. Your success is our success. If you have suggestions on ways to improve our courses, or courses you would like to see added in the future, please do not hesitate to contact ORA.

Click the following link for a list and description of the courses we offer:  
2018 Office of Research Administration Training.


Help Us Help You

Research shows a high correlation between active, engaging learning environments and success in transferring training knowledge back to the workplace. Our classes are being redesigned to be primarily interactive and activity-based for real-world, practical application. Participants immerse themselves in learning by rolling up their sleeves, engaging in discussion, working through exercises, demonstrations, case studies and role-plays. In each class, we ask all participants to take on ‘formal roles’ to keep the session on track and on task. We facilitate the learning and ask that you give 100% to the process.

Remember to arrive early and sign-in at the beginning of each session. By attending our educational sessions, you grant permission to Duke University the unrestricted right to reproduce photographs taken for the purposes of publication.   If you need to opt out of a photograph, email 48 hours prior to each session.  While we cannot reimburse for copies or parking, you are welcome to bring pen, paper, highlighters, water and a snack.  It’s also helpful to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to research specifics online.

If you are a new grant manager, this ADMR Deadlines & Due Dates training tool (2017) or ADMR Deadlines & Due Dates training tool (2018) may be of help in keeping things on track and on time.  Input to the development of this job aid was provided by more than a dozen experienced GMs, research administrators & Duke leaders.  Also, our ADMR course series additionally provides job aids such as this checklist and action plan template for new grant managers.  Need to learn more about topics such as TPE?  Take the ADMR plunge and let us know what you think!  (


No Show Fee

As with many Duke University courses, a $100 no show fee will be charged to participants who cancel after 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled class or do not attend the class he/she has registered for. Also, if you cancel/drop your class registration on the day of the class, the no show fee will be charged. The fee will be charged to the participant's default cost center.



Quarterly Research Administrators Meetings

Next Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 1:30 – 4:30 
Bryan Research Building (311 Research Drive)
FY19 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
All meetings will be held in the Bryan Research Building (311 Research Drive) unless otherwise communicated.  
No Show Fee

Based on discussion during a recent focus group representing the SOM’s Research Administration community, ORA will no longer charge the $100 No Show Fee for the RA Quarterly Meetings.   However, in order to efficiently manage the meeting and correctly provide credit, we are asking:  

  1. If you will be attending the Quarterly Meeting, please sign up through LMS, sign in the day of the meeting, and take the survey afterward to receive continuing education credit.
  2. If you sign up for a Quarterly Meeting, but will not be able to attend, please drop the course so that another person may have an opportunity to attend since space is limited (i.e., 200).

Most Recent Meeting Slides

April 18, 2019 Slides

Presentation slides from other presenters will also be posted, as available.

Archived Meeting slides
January 17, 2019 RA Quarterly Meeting Slides
October 11, 2018 RA Quarterly Meeting (cancelled) 
July 19, 2018 RA Quarterly Meeting Slides
April 26, 2018 Slides
April 26, 2018
CTSA RA meeting slides

April 27, 2017 ORA Slides

April 27, 2017 Project Closeout Slides

April 27, 2017 Duke Procurement Slides 

April 27, 2017 ORC Slides 

January 26, 2017 ... RCC Federal Update (J. Luther) Slides

October 27, 2016

July 14, 2016

April 21, 2016 ORA    SOM-Implementation   Research Administrators Portal

January 21, 2016

October 29, 2015