Research Administration Certification Program (RACP)

February 09, 2021
9:00 AM

Research Administration Certification Program (RACP)

Winter 2021 Call for Applicants

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) are pleased to announce the dates and call for applicants for the upcoming Research Administration Certification Program (RACP).

RACP is a professional development opportunity designed to educate Cornell staff about sponsored programs administration. The program develops and maintains a skilled cadre of research administration professionals within the university and promotes a culture of research facilitation, compliance, and integrity.
 
Attendance is recommended for staff whose work supports sponsored projects, particularly those new to the field or new to Cornell University. We strongly encourage that college officers recommend all new administrative managers and administrators attend. Experienced research administrators wishing to refresh their skills are also encouraged to attend.
 
Participants for each semi-annual cohort are selected after submitting an application for consideration. Registrations will be confirmed with each applicant by January 18, 2021. A program certificate will be issued after all program requirements are met.
 
There is no fee for this program.
 
For more information, please visit: https://researchservices.cornell.edu/training/racp

Winter 2021

As a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, our Winter 2021 cohort will be offered virtually through a series of 1.5 hour Zoom meetings over the course of 6 weeks in February and March.
Date Time
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 OSP Roundtable 9-10:30 a.m.
and 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

 

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, December 23, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.  Accepted applicants will have their registration confirmed by January 18, 2021. If you are interested in attending, we highly recommend that you tentatively block your schedule now to ensure your availability, if selected.
 
Conditions of acceptance: Attendance at all sessions is required. All attendees are expected to participate fully in the virtual sessions, which will include turning on Zoom video and audio, asking questions live and via chat, and participating in various class exercises via breakout rooms and polls.
 
Agenda for Core Training Course: 
Topics to be covered include;
 

  • Introduction to Research Administration at Cornell
  • Developing and Submitting Proposals
  • Financial Policies and Stewardship
  • Crafting Fully Compliant Budgets
  • Understanding Awards and the Award Process
  • Research Integrity and Compliance at Cornell
  • Technical & Administrative Management of Awarded Projects