OGC News - January 2023
Financial Services ConnectionJan 17, 2023
Website Updates – LIVE!
The planned updates to the OGC website are now live! Major changes are highlighted below.
- Revamped home page layout – Including more direct links to frequently requested information for quick access
- New “Award Lifecycle” layout for content – Provides clearer guidance of where to find information on different stages of an award (including new quick links layout for individual Lifecycle phases)
- Updated content for all OGC areas – Including many updated guidance documents and formstack links for contracts and subcontracts
- Frequently used admin info link on every page for quick access
We also want to extend a big THANK YOU to the folks who helped contribute as part of working group: Tim Lockie, Jeanette Lesser, Sara Rotz, Brittney Istre, Carol Achziger, Teresa Cochran, and Leah Lleras.
If you have trouble finding information on the revised webpages, please feel free to reach out to TK Keith for assistance.
TRAINING & COMPLIANCE
Congratulations to the University’s Newest Certified Research Administrators
The following University employees have recently passed the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam:
- Anabel Adler, Department of Neurology
- Don Morie, CU Innovations
- Kaitie Gill, ACCORDS
- Morgan Hubbard, Office of Grants and Contracts
- Natalie Buys, School of Medicine – Family Medicine
Passing the CRA exam is a significant achievement and demonstrates an individual’s mastery of a wide body of knowledge in research administration. The CRA exam is a national standardized exam that is offered twice a year, generally in May and November. Additional information about the CRA exam can be found on the Research Administrator Certification Council (RACC) website.
The University provides a free 12-week CRA exam prep course available to all employees. The course will begin in February and end shortly before the testing window in May. If you are interested in the training course, or have any questions, please feel free to email Shane Jernigan.
Spring Sponsored Research Training Calendar
The spring sessions of the Sponsored Research trainings begin the week of January 30, 2023. These courses are all instructor-led and held from 12:00-1:00pm. To enroll via Skillsoft, visit the Skillsoft Help Page. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shane Jernigan.
Reading the Return Cover Page (eSubmission)
You have just received the notification that your proposal has been reviewed by the Pre-award team. Now what?
Before you excitedly check our review notes, please take a moment to carefully read the electronic submission section of the cover page for proposals that are submitted by our office. This is where you will find instructions on how to alert our office that final adjustments have been made and the application is ready for a timely submission.
Please pay close attention if your submission type is eSubmission Other. Common eSubmission Other systems include ProposalCentral, ASSIST, CDMRP, etc.
OGC POST AWARD
Welcome New Team Members
We are happy to welcome Jessica Devendorf to the Accounts Receivable team! Jessica recently graduated from CU Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has a background working in healthcare administration but has been a stay-at-home mom for the last few years while completing school. She loves spending time with her family, is a Colorado native, and enjoys snowboarding, ice skating, reading, and trying new restaurants.
Holly Simpson is joining the Post Award team as a Post Award Specialist and has worked in Student Financial Aid for over 20 years. She enjoys crafting, photography, and spending time with her husband, four children, two cats and one dog. Welcome Holly to the team!
OGC Team Talks
The next Team Talks will be February 23, 2023, 11:30am - 1:00pm. Mark your calendar and Register Here. We'll be watching the recent NCURA webinar, Allocating Costs Effectively: How to Divide the Pie.
Office of Grants and Contracts Physical Location Notification
Our 1st floor, west wing location in the Fitzsimons Building is currently under construction. The Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) is temporarily located in the same building on the 5th floor, west wing in Suite W5130 during construction. While OGC continues to perform most services in a remote capacity, when we are on campus, we are working in this temporary space. We are still available via a variety of methods - refer to the OGC website (about halfway down the page).
No changes are needed to our mailing address as mail is not impacted, and we have posted notices for any FedEx drop off items to come to our temporary space. Thank you for your patience during this time.
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