Resources & Training

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About Our Classes

The majority of our classes 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 classes, or classes you would like to see added in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Monteverdi.

Click the following link for a list and description of the courses we offer:  
2016 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 class 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. We cannot reimburse for copies or parking, however you are welcome to bring pen, paper, highlighters, water and a snack.  It’s also helpful to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to look up things online.


No Show Fee

As with many Duke University classes, 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

The next Research Administrators Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2016 from 1:30 – 4:30 at the Bryan Research Building located at 311 Research Drive.  Click here for a map to the Bryan Research Building and the Research Drive Parking Garage (at the corner of Research Drive & Erwin Road).

Click here to register for the meeting (you will be automatically registered upon clicking the link and you should receive an email confirmation).

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).

Current Meeting Slides

The meeting slides for ORA's portion of the presentation will be posted here by cob Tuesday, January 24.  Presentation slides for other departments will also be posted, if available.  Feel free to print and bring them with you as copies will not be provided at the meeting.


Archived Meeting slides

October 27, 2016

July 14, 2016

April 21, 2016 ORA    SOM-Implementation   Research Administrators Portal

January 21, 2016

October 29, 2015