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Certificate Curriculum Guide

This guide provides an overview of the required and elective courses. Each course listed links to a helpful information page that provides course details and access to registration. Use the CORE Certificate Curriculum Planner to track course registrations and completions to create your plan from this Curriculum Guide.

Course offerings are subject to change. Always check the current schedule to determine availability.

Certificate Required Coursework

Complete all 22.5 hours of foundational coursework.

Foundational courses provide an overview of research administration activity common to most sponsored project research projects throughout each lifecycle stage. Completion of all courses will build a basic understanding of compliance requirements and processes that must be understood if one is to be successful when working on a sponsored project. We recommend that you take these courses in the order of the stages of a sponsored research project lifecycle (Plan/Propose, Setup, Manage and Closeout).

Foundational Coursework
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
Introduction to Research Administration All 1000 2.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Blueprint of a Proposal Plan/Propose 1001 2.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Introduction to Sponsored Project Budgets Plan/Propose 1002 1 Online
Understanding Your New Award Setup 1030 1.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Award Administration: Fiscal Compliance Manage 1040 2.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Setup and Manage Your Award Setup/Manage 1041 2.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Preparing for Audit Manage 1042 2 Fall, Spring
Internal Controls in Purchasing Manage 1043 .5 Online
Salary & Cost Transfers and Compliance Manage 1044 .5 Online
Post Award Food Purchases and Compliance Manage 1045 .5 Online
Timing of Expenditures & Benefit to Award Manage 1046 .5 Online
Processes at Award Closeout Closeout 1080 2.5 Fall, Winter, Spring
Non-Financial Compliance Basics All 1031 1 Online
Subaward Fundamentals All 1032 2.5 Fall, Spring

Certificate Elective Coursework

Complete a minimum of 11 hours of elective coursework.

Elective courses can support further development of skills in a particular area of research administration, but there is no requirement to specialize in a particular focus area. Develop your plan based on your interests and choose any combination of courses that best fits your needs. Courses in the 1000 series are considered introductory; courses in the 2000 series are at an intermediate level.  Check the online course description of each course to make sure you meet prerequisites as you build your plan.

Elective Focus: Working in SAGE 

This series of courses prepares you to complete a variety of tasks in SAGE. The first three courses build on each other and should be completed in the order listed. We strongly recommend you complete the course Workshop: Preparing Sponsored Project Budgets prior to taking “SAGE: Budget.”

Elective Coursework
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
SAGE: Creating and Submitting eGC1s

Plan/Propose

1011

2

Fall, Winter, Spring

SAGE: Budget

Plan/Propose

1014

2

Fall, Winter, Spring

SAGE: Creating NIH Proposals in Grant Runner

Plan/Propose

1012

2

Fall, Winter, Spring

Subawards in SAGE

Setup

1033

1.5

Fall, Spring

Elective Focus: Planning for and Managing Financials on Sponsored Projects

Requirements and best practices for identifying and managing expenditures for sponsored projects.

Elective Coursework
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
Workshop: Preparing Sponsored Project Budgets

Plan/Propose

1013

3

Fall, Spring

Direct Billing of F&A Type Costs

Plan/Propose

2000

.5

Online

Understanding Cost Share at the UW: When is it Really Cost Share?

Plan/Propose

2001

2.5

Fall, Winter, Spring

Managing Cost Share at the UW

Setup/Manage/Closeout

2041

2.5

Fall, Winter, Spring

Managing NRSA Training Grant Budgets at the UW

Manage

2040

2.5

Fall, Spring

Elective Focus: Managing Effort Certifications

Concepts and tools necessary to manage faculty and professional staff effort on sponsored projects.

Course Title
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
Grant and Contract Certification Reports

Manage

1061

1.5

Fall, Winter, Spring

Introduction to Faculty Effort Certification

Manage

1062

1.5

Fall, Winter, Spring

Electronic Faculty Effort Certification (eFECS) for FEC Coordinators

Manage

1063

2

Fall,  Winter, Spring

Modifying FECs and Processing Recertifications

Manage

2061

2

Fall, Winter

Tools and Calculators for Monitoring Effort and Adjusting FECs

Manage

2062

2

Fall, Spring

Salary Cap and Faculty Effort Certification (FEC)

Manage

2063

2

Fall, Spring

K Awards and Faculty Effort Certification (FEC)

Manage

2064

2

Winter

Elective Focus: Nonfinancial Compliance

Research compliance areas that must be monitored and reported on throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored research project.

Course Title
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
Compliance: Case Studies in Financial Conflict of Interest, Export Controls and Research Integrity

All

2030

2

Winter

Compliance: An Exploration of Export Controls

All

2032

2

Spring

Elective Focus: Research Administration Data

UW tools available to assist academic units in analyzing their portfolio of sponsored award activity at both aggregate and granular levels.

Course Title
Lifecycle Stage
Course Code
Hours
Typically Offered
Research Administration Data: Visualizations and Reports

All

1090

2

Fall, Winter, Spring

Research Administration Data Cube

All

2090

2.5

Fall, Winter, Spring