Introduction to Research Administration/Budget Basics - Cohort

A combined course for the Research Administration Certificate Cohort, however this course is open to anyone. This course provides a broad overview of the field of research administration and basic budgeting concepts in the research environment. It is geared to those who are new to the role, but can also be a refresher for more experienced research administrators.

Introduction to Research Administration includes a discussion of terminology, policies, and regulatory aspects of research administration, as well as an overview of roles and responsibilities of those involved in research administration, whether centrally or in the department.

Budget Basics provides an overview for developing budgets for sponsored projects. It will cover how to calculate budgets using Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) and Total Direct Cost (TDC); how to decide between MTDC and TDC; institutional policies such as effort or cost sharing; institutional fees; how to calculate the inclusion of a subcontractor; and when submission of the budget to the Office of Clinical Research is required.

Class Time: 4 hours

Please register in the ELM here with class code:


March 16, 2020; Sticht Center
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Wake Forest CTSI

Target Audience

Study Coordinators
Research Administrators

Delivery Method


RCR Credit

0 Credit(s)