2014 RAN Sessions

Date Topic Material Presented
January 24, 2014

New Tools for 2014

In follow up to the 2013 session on New Tools, presenters will provide an overview of the new tools that are being implemented for 2014.

Presentation

Video

February 21, 2014

Inter-Institutional Agreements

It is increasingly common that projects involve collaborations between institutions. However, for most, the mechanisms through which funds are shared between institutions remains very unclear. The purpose of this session is to clarify these processes and requirements so that attendees are able to better understand how to initiate and manage inter-institutional agreements. Speakers will explain the different payment mechanisms (accountable advance, cost reimbursement), and agreements that govern each type.

Presentation

Video

March 21, 2014

Managing Academic Status Changes

Did you know that changes in status, including leaves, can potentially affect a faculty member's eligibility to hold and apply for grants? This session will help to understand how changes in academic appointments intersect with research administration. The session will also cover the steps that need to be taken when a PI is recruited to McGill or has resigned from the university.

Presentation

Video

April 25, 2014

Fundamentals of Banner Student Aid (BSA) System

This session will explain McGill's BSA system, including when it should be used, how to process payments, as well as particular research administration considerations (agency guidelines, record retention, etc.). 

Presentation

May 16, 2014

The Other Compliance: Understanding the policies and processes governing research involving human subjects and animal subjects

Presenters will explain the governing principles of research compliance, including McGill's policies and requirements governing the conduct of research. Speakers will also explain the approval process for research protocols and how research compliance impacts the grant management process.

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Presentation

Video

June 20, 2014

InfoEd Tutorial

OSR gave a walkthrough of InfoEd.

InfoEd Tutorial
August 14, 2014

Understanding our "Bread & Butter" Agencies - Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)

In 2013, the summer session was devoted to the Tri-Agency. Now, in 2014, the focus will be on the Provincial agencies, recently merged together under the banner of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ-NT, FRQ-SC, FRQ-S). This session will explain the award cycle of FRQ funding, paying particular attention to the key differences from the Tri-agency.

Presentation

Video

September 19, 2014

Research and International Relations/OSR Reorganization

Presenters will give an overview of the new RIR/OSR structure and explain the roles and responsibilities of each unit.

Presentation
November 14, 2014

Monitoring & Compliance

Speakers will explain McGill's Monitoring and Compliance Team (part of Research Financial Management Services since 2012) and its activities in support of the financial administration of research funding at the university. Speakers will discuss identified institutional issues in the management of research funding and measures put in place to mitigate these identified risks.

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