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Professional Development

Title Description
Coeus Lite Learn how to use the university’s dynamic, online proposal & award system, to prepare electronic proposal transmittals, create research budgets, upload proposal documents and route for electronic signatures. Use our sample proposal or bring your own.
IRB Submissions & HRP Services
This hands on training will allow researchers to understand the government regulation and Drexel’s policies for submitting human subject research for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.
Financially Managing your Research Award
Targeted to Principal Investigators and Department Administrators. This course will cover how to properly manage the financial elements of external research awards. The session will start at the point of receiving the notice of award documents to the close-out stage. The course will demonstrate best practices for managing your award during its active life and provide tools and reports to assist you in the day-to-day management.
Workspace for Federal Proposal Submissions
This session will provide a detailed overview of the online Workspace platform. Users will learn how to register themselves, create Workspaces for proposals, and work within the system.
Internal and Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
In this session, you will learn how to search and apply for limited submission opportunities and Drexel-funded internal opportunities (research & non-research) via the Drexel University Funding Portal.
COEUS-eIRB submission training
This hands on training will allow researchers to use a demo-COEUS platform to create and submit IRB projects via the COEUS Lite platform.
The Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
This workshop is designed for clinical faculty and research staff who are involved in, or are planning to become involved in clinical research. We will review the NIH’s new definition of a clinical trial and also cover the basics of Drexel’s processes including COEUS record creation, clinical trial contracting, and clinical trial award setup.
Subrecipients? Submarines? Subawards? Subways? What’s the difference?
In this session, learn about the differences between subrecipients, subawards and vendors and what is required for each type of agreement scenario. Subrecipient Commitment Forms and the new FDP process for subaward documentation will also be covered.
Banner Effort Reporting for Certifiers
Targeted to Principal Investigators. Research Accounting Services will review the Banner Effort Reporting System and provide a step-by-step walk through of how to complete your quarterly effort certification for you and your team.
The Single IRB: Letters of Reliance
This session will cover use of the SMART IRB for applicable studies as well as the roles and responsibilities of the research team.
Banner Effort Reporting for Pre-Reviewers
Targeted to Department Administrators. Research Accounting Services will review the Banner Effort Reporting System and provide a step-by-step walk through of how to pre-review your quarterly effort certification to prepare for certification.
Final Invoices, Final Financial Reports and Closeouts
Targeted to Principal Investigators and Department Administrators, the course will cover the final stages of managing an externally sponsored award, review best practices on considerations for submitting final invoices and final financial reports, as well as the overall close-out process for awards.
Final Rule: Human Subjects
The Common Rule, initially approved in 1991, has been revised and signed into law effective January 18, 2017. The new version is referred to as the “Final Rule.” Full compliance is required by July 2018. This presentation will provide an overview of the Final Rule and its impact on the Drexel Research community.
AAHRPP Accreditation
The session objective will include an understanding of the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP) accreditation process and requirements. The focus will be on the responsibilities of the research teams to support and comply with the AAHRPP required elements and standards.
The ABC's of Setting up an Award
In order for a project team (PI, grant administrator, researchers) to begin spending on a sponsored award, certain steps must be taken to set up the account. Join us as we take you through the steps involved, from receipt of the notice of award to establishing the fund number.
NSF Updates through March 201
NSF has communicated with the awardee community through a series of Important Notices and Updates. This session will explore how these notices may affect the research community at Drexel. 

Optimizing the Contracting Process

This session will address how faculty and administrators can help streamline the sponsored research contracting process. Topics include: the importance of completing the Coeus Lite proposal submission and requisite content; how the Contracts team works with the Grants Team, Risk Management, Tech Commercialization, and General Counsel on various issues; when and how to obtain indirect cost (IDC) waivers; and contractual terms that Drexel typically considers “deal breakers” and why they are problematic.
 Pre-Award Workflow: From Idea to Award This workshop will navigate the expanse of time prior to spending a penny of that hard-won award, including the proposal development phase, the review and submissions stages, what really happens when an award notice is received, what is required for award acceptance, and finally award set-up.