UMass Boston

Training & Education

As federal regulations, rules, and norms change and shift, it is important for faculty, staff and students to keep well informed about federal guidelines around research and sponsored projects administration. The topics mentioned below will assist you with learning best practices for pre-award and post-award administration, research compliance and research development. Please send any questions to orsptraining@umb.edu - we are here to help! 

Grant Forum dates and material can be found on the Grant Forum  page. 

SUMMIT for Sponsored Projects Drop-in Sessions

  • Wednesday, March 28 from 2-3 p.m. - Zoom Link

SUMMIT for Sponsored Projects Training Sessions - Sign up for a 1-hour session using the link below:

Suggested Trainings

Conflict of Interest

UMass Boston uses the CITI Program Conflict of Interest (COI) Basic course to satisfy training requirements associated with the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on financial conflicts of interest. This course is required for key personnel who receive funding from a PHS agency, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more »

Export Control

Log in to CITI Program and take the Export Control course to get an introduction to export compliance, as well as the different roles and responsibilities key individuals and departments have across organizations that need to be aware of and adhere to export compliance regulations. Read more »

Responsible Conduct of Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) require certain categories of researchers to receive Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. UMass Boston uses the CITI Program RCR course to meet these training requirements. Log in to get started. Read more »

SUMMIT for Sponsored Programs

UMass uses the SUMMIT reporting tool to deliver PeopleSoft data quickly and easily. The Sponsored Activity section within the FDM: Department Management Dashboard is an important resource for managing your sponsored projects. The document linked here in this section details how to use the SUMMIT Reporting tool to effectively manage your sponsored funding - SUMMIT for Sponsored Programs

Research Development

Writing Guides (from Northeastern University)

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)

Five institutions were awarded funds to develop a national network to provide evidence-based and culturally-aware mentorship, grantsmanship training and other professional development, networking opportunities, and resources to mentors and their trainees across the biomedical sciences. Programming is available to support scientists throughout their career, from undergraduate students to senior faculty members. Read more »

NIH Funded Applications

NIH's RePORTER tool is your gateway into NIH's free database of funded projects, investigators, publications, and patents. Its search results show you lists of projects and names of funded researchers. This can be a great way to get a snapshot of your field and look for potential collaborators or competitors. You may spot research areas that are underrepresented or highly supported. Read more »

Research Administration/Research Integrity Networks

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

NCURAs mission: To advance the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering a diverse, collegial and respected global community. Read more »

Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International

SRA International's mission: To develop, define and promote international best practices in research management, administration, knowledge transfer and growth of the research enterprise. Read more »

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

PRIM&R's mission: To advance the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. Accomplished through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives and community building. Read more »

Informational Presentations

Research Orientation – conducting research at UMass Boston

NCURA YouTube Presentations

Summary of Audits, Settlements, and Investigations Related to Sponsored Programs

Protecting Research Subjects and Avoiding Research Misconduct [DHHS video]