Research Collaboration Group BRAKE workshops
The Research Collaboration Group facilitates knowledge exchange of research administration policies and practicalities across the network. Colleagues from the University of Maryland have developed a suite of training programmes for overseas collaborators to ensure that they understand their roles and responsibilities when applying to US grant funding agencies. BRAKE (Borderless Research Administration Knowledge Exchange) workshops are being offered across the U21 network on a regional basis, with the next workshops taking place at University College Dublin on 22-24 March 2017.
Background to the workshops
US grant funding agencies have a range of funding opportunities which are available to overseas researchers, particularly via the National Institutes of Health (NIH). New regulations and guidance covering all US funding agencies has recently been developed, known as Uniform Guidance, with strict rules on governance and compliance. Overseas partners on US grants are often sub-recipients, and within the new Uniform Guidance rules it is the US partner’s responsibility for ensuring the compliance of their sub-recipients with the rules and regulations.
The University of Maryland has developed a suite of training programmes for overseas researchers so that they can ensure that all their collaborators understand their roles and responsibilities as sub-recipients on US grants. Known as BRAKE (Borderless Research Administration Knowledge Exchange), the training programme has already been offered to U21 partners across Australia and New Zealand, and a series of regional workshops are now planned to allow all network partners access to the training programme.
The next workshop will take place at University College Dublin on 22-24 March 2017. This workshop is open to all researchers and research support staff from U21 members across Europe. The workshop is free to attend for staff of U21 members, although members are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs.
In brief the workshops will cover the following information:
22nd March 2017 (pm) – Foreign Applications to NIH, this workshop is recommended for any academic who is interested in applying for NIH funding and also research administration staff whose remit includes managing US funding.
23rd March 2017 (all day) – Uniform Guidance for Foreign Entities (pre-award), this workshop is recommended for research administration staff whose remit includes managing US funding, and also to academics interested in applying for US funding of any type.
24th March 2017 (all day) – Uniform Guidance for Foreign Entities (post award), this workshop is recommended for research administration staff whose remit includes managing US funding.
Full details are available in the workshop flyer (available below).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - please follow the 'Register Here' link at the bottom of the page to complete the registration form.
For further details or for any questions, please contact Dr Christina Mellor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Colleagues at UCD have reserved a block of rooms at the Ballsbridge Hotel (www.ballsbridgehotel.com) in Ballsbridge, which is located between the UCD Bellfield Campus and Dublin City Centre.
Rooms are available at a rate of €119 per night B&B. To take advantage of this rate, delegates are required to call the hotel directly on +353 1 637 9300 and quote the reference number 751675. Rooms must be booked by 31 January 2017 after which the reserved rooms will go on general sale and we cannot guarantee the rate or availability.