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Today's Research, Our Future at Upcoming Research Administration Day (RAD)

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Research Administration Day (RAD) on May 31, 2017. Whether you are new to research administration or you want to learn more, come to RAD. Past topics included challenges of multi-sponsor partnership projects and unboxing research finance.

This year's theme is Today's Research, Our Future and will align with University of Alberta's strategic plan, For the Public Good.

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: L1-490, L1-420, & L1- 430, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA)

Creating a New Proposal?

Warning! Please ensure you have selected the ID of the Department/Faculty where the activity will take place and that will manage the funds, rather than "ALL DEP".  If "ALL DEP" is chosen, RSO will not be able to process your request.

Understanding Research Expenditure Testing

Ever wonder what expenditure testing is about? Find out what it is and why it is important by watching this short video, all part of our Research Administration Video Education Series (RAVES).

RSO is planning to produce more training videos and we are looking for your input on processes or topics that you'd like to learn more about. We will produce screencast videos, depending on the topic.

What topic do you think should be made into a short three-minute video?

If you have a topic you'd like to suggest, please email the topic to

Tri-Agency – Upcoming Financial Monitoring Review

The Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) have confirmed that they will undertake a financial monitoring review of the University of Alberta during the months of November and December, 2016. To help get ready for the review, RSO has resource pages for both researchers and research administrators.

To prepare for the review, we have created two short videos:

Preparing for a Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Researchers
Preparing for a Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Administrators

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Links

New Research Proposal Lifecycle

Have you ever wondered what occurs from the application process through to the establishment of a speed code for your newly funded project? The Overview of New Research Proposal Lifecycle webpage documents the steps (for the application, decision, documentation, negotiations and award processing) that must occur before your funds will be available to you to begin to spend.

Researcher Home Page

Grants 3.0 is the name of the software upgrade to the University’s PeopleSoft grants management system used to track research grants and contracts and to manage all research funding received by the University of Alberta. LINKS: Using the Researcher Home Page | Download a copy of the Guide to Researcher Home Page booklet (PDF File, 11 MB) | How to request authorization for an over expenditure.

Researcher Home Page Login

Quick Reference Guides

Ethics Certification Webpage (RSO)
Grant Assist Program Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Funding Opportunities

Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.

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