Research Administration Video Education Series (RAVES)

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Introducing the Research Services Office

  1. Introducing the Research Services Office - Learn how Research Services Office helps researchers and research administrators. This includes help with finding funding, applying for funding, negotiating contracts, partnerships and receiving and managing funding. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Using Researcher Home Page

  1. Introducing Researcher Home Page (screen cast) - This video will give you an overview of how to use Researcher Home Page, a self-serve online grant management tool. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  2. Creating a Proposal Request (screen cast) - One of the most asked questions at the Research Services Office (RSO), this screencast video shows you how to create a proposal in Researcher Home Page. Research applications or proposals to sponsors at the University of Alberta (U of A) require researchers to create a proposal request online. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  3. Creating a Request for Authorization of Temporary Over Expenditure on Researcher Home Page (screen cast) - This video will teach you how to create a request in Researcher Home Page to obtain the authorization of temporary over expenditure on a restricted research project. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Developing & Submitting Proposals

  1. Submitting a Complete Application - Learn more about submitting a complete application package to the RSO. This includes the requisite U of A signatures and what is required in a complete application package for RSO review and signature before applications are submitted to sponsors. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Receiving & Managing Funding

  1. Reviewing and Verifying Research Grant Expenditures - Learn what grant expenditure review and verification is and why it is important and how to do it. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  2. Understanding Research Expenditure Testing - Learn what research expenditure testing is, its importance, why it is being conducted and what makes expenses ineligible and/or non-compliant.  (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  3. Preparing for a Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Researchers - Learn why a financial monitoring review is necessary, its importance, and what researchers can expect during the review and in telephone interviews.  (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  4. Preparing for a Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Administrators - Learn why a financial monitoring review is necessary, its importance, what research administrators can expect and what the Tri-Agency looks for in expenditures. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  5. Managing Research Projects - Learn more about managing research projects, including U of A best practices and the importance of retaining records. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Contracts & Partnerships

  1. Understanding Contracts -This video is about how the RSO deals with sponsored research contracts. Watching this video will give you more information about what to tell research sponsors before starting a contract, when to call RSO and what to tell RSO so research contracts are concluded as quickly as possible. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)
  2. Understanding Partnership Projects Team and Their Services -This video explains the role of the Partnership Projects Team and when to contact members of the team at the RSO. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)


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