Training & Outreach
We are pleased to present the following seminars and/or workshops in order to promote your success at Texas Tech. Seating is limited, so your RSVP via SumTotal will be greatly appreciated. Sessions will be held in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), located on the first floor of the University Library, unless indicated otherwise.
To register, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/ and click on the “SumTotal” link under the header “Shortcuts.” Insert your eraider username and password, then search for the session you are interested in attending, and register. We recommend using Google Chrome for this system.
Participants will learn how to begin the proposal budget process, what to include, what not to include, tips and shortcuts, and how to use the MS Excel ORS budget template. Seating is limited to 15 per session, so please RSVP early. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted.
Cayuse SP & 424 Training
Texas Tech University has partnered with Evisions to bring you the Cayuse Research Suite for proposal routing, preparation and submission. It is entirely web-based and provides for streamlined, online internal routing of proposals, ability for multiple users to view proposals and routing sheets simultaneously, advanced validation of Grants.gov proposals based on sponsor rules, internal tracking of our research proposal and award activity, storing of proposal and award documents, and many more features. Seating is limited to 15 per session, so please RSVP early. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted.
Cayuse Online Training Modules
Cayuse 424 Training Modules: A series of training modules designed to introduce you to the Cayuse 424 are available. These can be viewed and listened to from most internet browsers. Keep in mind that the actual Cayuse system is designed to run only on Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Modules for Cayuse SP are being developed. The current modules are available online current modules are available online.
Research Orientation for New Faculty
In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the research process at TTU, the Office of Research Services conducts a research orientation session for all incoming faculty and research staff. Faculty who are new to campus and those who are not-so-new (but have never attended a research orientation) are encouraged to attend. The session will cover proposal development and processing; review of institutional policies and procedures affecting research at Texas Tech; internal and external funding opportunities; and inform attendees about compliance issues. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly encouraged. Sessions will last for approximately 2-1/2 hours. Seating is limited to 15 attendees, so please RSVP early.
FastLane is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) online proposal submission system through which potential and current researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations relate to the sponsor. Participants will learn how to prepare temporary proposals, assign proposal access to ORS and other users, review and edit their profiles, and keep track of proposals submitted to NSF. The workshop is limited to 15 participants so advance registration is required. Keep in mind that a minimum of 3 people is needed in order for the training to be conducted. Online training videos are available here.