Raider Research University

RRU 01: Introduction to Research Administration

This course delivers an overview of research administration and provides department research administrators with the fundamental framework to more effectively administer sponsored awards from cradle to grave.

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand TTU's research mission, supporting organizational structure, and sponsored research portfolio
  • Understand the research expenditure figures by which TTU is measured
  • Distinguish between grants, contacts, cooperative agreements, and gifts
  • Understand basic sponsored project terminology
  • Describe the life cycle of a sponsored project and recognize the various roles and responsibilities of principal investigators, departmental research administrators, and central administration throughout the cycle
  • Understand the components of an effective compliance program
  • Understand the overall RRU program, course content, and certification requirements