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Learning

ORIS's Learning function provides learning solutions to support users of ORIS programs, currently including instructor-led classes and online eLearning.

Instructor-Led Course Offerings

To view a course description and list of upcoming sessions, click the course you are interested in.

FIDS 101: Disclosing Financial Interests

Offered by the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

Audience: All research investigators and research administrators

Class Length: 1.5 hours

Prerequisites: All participants must have a UW NetID

Description: Financial Conflict of Interest (GIM 10) disclosures are made using a web-based electronic system called the Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS) which is linked to the SAGE system. This course provides investigators and administrators with a basic overview of the UW's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy (FCOI) and will provide hands-on experience in completing a pending disclosure, creating a new disclosure, and tracking eGC1 compliance in SAGE.

Upcoming Sessions

WhenWhereInstructorStatusEnrollment
January 20, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration

Grant Runner Learning Workshop

These 1 hour workshops are available to experienced SAGE Grant Runner users who want to learn more about the recent Grant Runner enhancements that now supports NIH SF424 opportunities where funding is greater than $250,000. Bring your Grant Runner questions and work with a trainer one-on-one for an hour to learn how to take advantage of the streamlining and time savings that Grant Runner is known for!

No sessions are currently scheduled - request an email alert for when this class is next scheduled.

SAGE 101: Creating and Submitting eGC1s

Offered by the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

Audience: All who want to submit grant applications

Class Length: 3 hours

Prerequisites: All participants must have a UW NetID.

Description: SAGE is the university's web-based system for submitting a grant application and routing it electronically for campus review and approval before it is submitted to an external funding source. This course will provide an introduction to the grants process at the UW and will teach participants how to create an eGC1 (electronic Grants and Contracts form 1) in SAGE. A combination of lecture and guided practice is used to provide participants with the opportunity to create, attach documents, and submit an eGC1 for approval.

Upcoming Sessions

WhenWhereInstructorStatusEnrollment
January 12, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
February 12, 2015 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
March 19, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration

SAGE 102: Grant Runner

Offered by the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

Audience: Experienced SAGE users who submit NIH grant applications

Class Length: 2.5 hours

Prerequisites: SAGE 101 or equivalent experience. All participants must have a UW NetID.

Description: Grant Runner enables you to complete Grants.gov applications for certain National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities directly within SAGE. It integrates the standard government grant application forms (also known as the SF424 Forms) with the UW electronic Grants and Contract (eGC1) application. With the click of a button, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) can electronically submit your application via Grants.gov to the sponsor. This course will introduce experienced SAGE users to Grant Runner. Through a combination of a lecture and guided practice, participants will create a Grant Runner eGC1 while reviewing the stages of the Grant Runner submission process.

Upcoming Sessions

WhenWhereInstructorStatusEnrollment
January 13, 2015 @ 1:30pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
January 27, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 3:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
February 17, 2015 @ 1:30pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
March 3, 2015 @ 1:30pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration

SAGE Budget

Offered by the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

Audience: Experienced SAGE users

Class Length: 3 hours

Prerequisites: SAGE 101 or equivalent experience. "How to Prepare a Basic Budget" offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is also highly recommended. All participants must have a UW NetID.

Description: SAGE Budget enables you to create accurate, detailed budgets for your grant and contract proposals. An easy-to-use wizard expedites budget set-up; the comprehensive budget worksheet minimizes errors and improves data quality. This course provides participants with an overview of how to use SAGE Budget. A combination of lecture and guided practice will provide participants with experience establishing budget properties, adding object code line item entries, creating sub budgets, and linking budgets to an eGC1.

Upcoming Sessions

WhenWhereInstructorStatusEnrollment
January 29, 2015 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
February 26, 2015 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration
March 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm Health Sciences Library, Classroom A [google map | campus map] Denise A Simao Space Available Manage Registration

SPAERC: Read-Only

Audience: UW Central Office staff

Prerequisites: SPÆRC Read-Only access must be approved by OSP prior to attending class. To request access, an email indicating your office, position, and business need for SPÆRC access should be sent to osptech@u.washington.edu.

SPÆRC (Sponsored Projects Administration & Electronic Research Compliance) is a system developed for OSP staff to review and approve proposals, and establish and administer awards. UW Central Office staff may be granted read-only access to SPÆRC when a business need exists that requires visibility to all UW grant applications and awards. Attending this course is a prerequisite to receiving access to the system.

No sessions are currently scheduled - request an email alert for when this class is next scheduled.

Online Courses

To view all online courses for a particular system, click the system you are interested in.

Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS)

FIDS is a web-based tool that investigators use to electronically submit their Significant Financial Interest (SFI) disclosures. To learn more about the University's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy (GIM10) go here.

New online FIDS training is coming soon. If you're interested in learning more about FIDS, register for the instructor-led FIDS 101 course above.

System to Administer Grants Electronically (SAGE)

SAGE is a web-based tool used by investigators, administrators, and staff to submit funding applications for UW institutional review and approval.

Reviewing eGC1s in SAGE Approvals

This course provides eGC1 Approvers and Watchers in academic and compliance units with an overview of how to navigate SAGE to find information about a funding proposal and then approve it or return it to its owners.

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Take the course: Flash version HTML version

Successful Grants for Graduate Students

This is a recording of an in-person information session offered in the UW Research Commons on November 28, 2012. The session provides an overview of the research lifecycle and practical tips on submitting grant proposals. While directed toward a graduate student audience, the information presented is relevant to anyone interested in learning more about research processes and systems at the UW.

Presenters:

  • Gretchen Davis Richey, Trainer, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Chris Carlson, Trainer, Office of Research Information Services

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Onsite Instructor-Led Courses

Onsite classes are available for groups of 5-10 participants at no cost. You will need to have access to a conference room large enough for the class with a projector and Internet access.

NEW: FIDS Overview Demonstration

Would you and your coworkers like to learn more about the new Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS)? Free onsite demonstrations of FIDS are now available to groups of 5 or more. Duration can vary depending upon the needs of the group.

Request an onsite class via email.

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