2013 RAN Sessions

Date Topic Material Presented
January 18, 2013

Introduction to RAN

Overview of the recently implemented Roles and Responsibilities document.  Overview of both OSR and RFMS (activities and responsibilities of each unit).

Presentation

Video

February 15, 2013

Life Cycle of a Grant

A walkthrough of the different stages of a funded project from pre-award to project completion, including information on the various units that are involved during the management and administration of a grant will be provided.

Presentation

Video

March 15, 2013

Life Cycle of CFI Awards

The session detailed the pre-award and post-award management processes that govern the administration of Canada funding and highlight the different units that are involved throughout the process.

Presentation

Video

April 19, 2013

Life Cycle of a Research Contract

Research administrators acknowledge that a grant and a contract are different, but the ways in which these differences affect research administration processes is often not clearly understood. The lifecycle of different types of contracts will be presented, including the negotiation (pre-award) phase, award management, as well as financial administration.     

Presentation

Video

May 17, 2013

New Tools for Research Administration

Dr. Goldstein will provide a brief presentation on McGill’s research funding performance (revenues and rankings), followed by presentations on a suite of new tools being developed to support researchers and research administrators, including the new Delegation of Signing Authority menu, a new updated OSR Checklist and a new Fund Profile report for use by PIs and administrators.

Presentation

Video

June 14, 2013

Payroll and Procurement Services

A review of Payroll and Procurement policies and procedures and best practices/case studies will be presented.

Presentation

Video

July 18, 2013

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August 15, 2013

Understanding "Bread & Butter" Agencies (Tri-Agencies)

This session will focus on the Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) with the goal of providing the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the agencies, including governing policies and processes, at both pre-award and post-award levels, that impact grant management. 

Presentation

Video (July 18, 2013)

September 20, 2013

Optimal Budget Strategies

Best practices for the preparation of budgets will be presented to ensure success not only in the peer-review process but in the successful management of the award over the life of the project. The session will also include a discussion of best practices for tracking cash and/or in-kind contributions as part of a project budget. 

Presentation

Video

October 18, 2013

Procurement 101 - New Online ADV & ER Course - Travel Management Program

This session covers: (1) The functions and benefits of the McGill Marketplace (MMP), procurement cycle and functions, and upcoming tools and procedures from Procurement Services; (2) New online course for Advances and Expense Reports; and (3) the Travel Management Program.

Presentation

Video

November 15, 2013

Life Cycle of an Audit

This session will cover the audit process from sample selection to addressing findings and recommendations.

Presentation

Video

December 9, 2013

RAN Jeopardy!

The RAN held a special event to celebrate the holiday season and the end of the first year of the RAN.  Teams played a game of Jeopardy consisting of subject matter covered over the course of the year.  To allow others to consult the presentation and test their knowledge, RAN has developed an Interactive Game.  Instructions are provided in the game. For each question, the participants click on what they believe to be the correct answer, then the game will indicate whether or not the answer is correct.  The Answer Key provides additional information, explaining the correct answer.

Interactive Game

Answer Key