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Research Administrator Resources

Research Services provides research administration staff with professional development through education and resources to effectively prepare grant proposals and manage sponsored projects. Whether you are a grants coordinator, business manager, administrative specialist or research accountant, these resources are for anyone who performs duties related to grants and sponsored projects. Staff and faculty are eligible take advantage of our training, even those who are not in research administration positions.

Research Administration Demonstration Series

Presented by the New School, The Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) Series was created due to the current economic pressures, where it has become increasingly difficult to identify the required resources to train research administrators and aid their professional development/career growth.  The goal of RAD is to provide information/knowledge sharing for all research administrators.  New research administrators could utilize RAD as part of their new employee on-boarding, while veteran research administrators could utilize RAD for their continued learning (or refresher). 

All RAD sessions are taught by national level, expert presenters.  All RAD sessions are free of cost.

Slides and videos from past RAD sessions are available below. Not all sessions have audio/video recording. Please visit Research at the New School for access to the series.

CITI Program Training Modules for Research Administration

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organizations and individual learners.

These materials are designed and regularly updated to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and professionalism of investigators, staff, and students conducting research in the United States and internationally
  • Educate members, administrators, and leadership of ethics committees that review and oversee research
  • Promote ethical research at organizations through the education of research administrators and organizational leadership

Research administrators may login to the Georgia Southern CITI Program Portal through their MyGeorgiaSouthern account to complete courses. The following courses are recommended (feel free to complete from all offerings):

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Essentials of Grant Proposal Development
  • Export Control for Research Administration
  • Information Privacy and Security

Office of Management and Budget Grant Administrator Training


Grants Training 101 Modules are available on this page. The training is designed to provide Federal officials a basic knowledge training on grants and cooperative agreements.  The training is not designed to provide detailed administrative, accounting and audit requirements that are specific to programs based on their statutory provisions, agency regulations and guidance.  Thus, this training should be supplemented by materials that are specific to agency guidance and requirements.   

Professional Development for Research Administration

Several organizations provide professional development in Research Administration and related areas through conferences, newsletters, journals, webinars and meetings.

Internal Training Materials

A collection of materials for new and developing research administrators on our Google Drive is accessible via invitation, please contact Research Services for more information or to access the materials on the drive.

Last updated: 4/27/2021