Gifts that Support Projects Policy Review


Program: Research Administration
Presenter: Laura Kingsley, Director Office of Sponsored Programs

Andrew Falk, Executive Director
PAE - Corporate and Foundation Relations
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/30/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Who Should Attend: Faculty, department research administrators, and staff who support faculty receiving funding support from various sources, including gifts, for research projects.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) presents this session to review the new University of Pittsburgh Policy AO 46 Gifts that Support Projects, which became effective on March 21, 2022. This session covers background on the policy, reviews related processes for working with CFR and OSP, and provides helpful resources for faculty and staff.





Introduction to Fee for Service in the Office of Sponsored Programs


Program: Research Administration
Presenter: Laura Kingsley, Director
Office of Sponsored Programs
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 6/11/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Who Should Attend: Department administrators, staff, and faculty who may be interested in fee-for-service work.

The Office of Sponsored Programs has recently expanded its services to include a Fee-For-Service Team. Fee-for-service work is client-initiated and can be provided to external for-profit as well as not-for-profit clients for the benefit of the private and public sectors. This workshop will focus on what constitutes fee-for-service work, how it is different from traditional sponsored projects, and provide resources and tips for those who are interested in participating in fee-for service work.





Introduction to MyRA for Non-Financial Agreements


Program: Research Administration
Presenter: Amanda Veiga, Assistant Director for Clinical and Corporate Contracts
Tyler Prevade, Clinical & Corporate Contracts Officer
Office of Sponsored Programs
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/24/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Who Should Attend: Research administrators who are new to the field, or new to University, or who would like to learn more about how to submit non-financial agreements (MTAs, DUAs, NDAs) in the University’s MyRA system; faculty members whose work involves the need for MTAs, DUAs or NDAs and would like to learn more about the internal system through which these agreements are recorded at the University.

This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of the University’s process for initiating review of non-financial agreements in the MyRA system. Content will include a demonstration of the MyRA submission process for MTAs and DUAs, an overview of when to submit a non-financial agreement, and an overview of the MyRA process from beginning to end for an agreement. Participants will learn how to answer the questions in the MyRA submission, what information must be provided to initiate OSP review, and receive an overview of the non-financial agreement process.





Introduction to Subaward Administration


Program: Research Administration
Presenter: Zack Byrnes, Associate Director for Grants Management and Contracts
Tiffany McGinnis, Subaward Officer
Jessie Smith, Subaward Analyst
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/28/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Who Should Attend: Current and new research administrators who are responsible for requesting outgoing subawards to the Office of Sponsored Programs and those involved in subaward management.

This workshop offers a basic overview of the process for issuing outgoing subawards under grants and non-profit agreements. Content includes a submission process overview, key issue highlights, types of agreements issued, roles and functions of the Grants Management Subaward Team, and significant compliance questions. Participants will receive an introduction to the Contraxx system and leave with a working understanding of the full subaward lifecycle.