R.A.C.C.
 
 

CRA BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

Annotated with Resources
Edition of 5/13/2014

I. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
 
CLASSIC RESOURCES:
- Science and the Endless Frontier: A Report to the President by Vannevar Bush (1945)
- Allocating Federal Funds for Science and Technology - National Academy of Sciences (1995)

  1. Collection and Dissemination of Information 

    1. Marketing - Internal and External
      1. Identification of funding opportunities
      2. Identification of internal capabilities
    2. Resource Documents, Application Materials and Information
    3. Dissemination of Information/Publications
    4. Liaison
      1. Internally
      2. Funding Sources
        Federal Agencies Directory
      3. Cooperative Arrangements
        OMBCircular 102
        Grant or Cooperative Agreement 
        Grants/contracts what is the difference                  
    5. Public Relations
      General Overview
    6. Agency Structure and Practice
      NSF at a Glance
    7. NSF Update
    8. NSF FAQ
    9. Office of Extramural Research NIH Overview
      NIH Frequently asked questions
    10. NIH Update
       
  2. Proposal Development
     
    1. Proposal Writing
    2. Budget Preparation
    3. Documentation to Meet Sponsor Requirements
    4. Internal Proposal Processing
    5. Negotiation Techniques
    6. Contracting Basics
  3. Administration of Awards
     
    1. Monitoring Activity
    2. Reports on Progress and Financial Status
    3. Continuation Funding
    4. Close Out
    5. Changes in Project Status
  4. Ethics and Professionalism
     
    1. Conflict of Interest
    2. Bioethics
    3. Human Subjects
    4. Animal Care
    5. Professional
    Intellectual Property
     
    1. Patents and Trademarks
    2. Copyrights
    3. Licensing
    4. Commercialization
    5. Data
    6. Proprietary Information
    7. University-Industry Research Relationships
  5. Electronic Research Administration

II. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPONSOR INTERFACE

  1. Regulations and Statutes
    1. Overview of Regulatory and Legislative Process
    2. Governmental Relations
    3. Mandated Requirements
  2. Compliance - Federal/Sponsors and General Management Practices
     
    1. Representations and Certifications

      a. Federal Drug Free Workplace & Drug Free Schools
      b. Federal Debt Delinquency
      c. Federal Debarment / Suspension
      d. Lobbying
      e. Conflicts of Interest
      f. Research Misconduct
      g. Other

    2. Federal Management Requirements
    3. Institution Committees
    4. Federal Disclosure Requirements   Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    5. Institutional and Sponsor Publication Requirements
    6. Federal Labor Standards
    7. HIPAA Health
    8. International Traffic in Arms Control (ITAR)
    9. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

     

  3. Federal/Sponsor Appeal Procedures
     
  4. Legal Authority
     
    1. Delegations of Authority
    2. Authorized Organizational Representative
             Sample university policy

III. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  1. Budgeting/Accounting
     
    1. Accounting Systems
    2. Management information systems
    3. Special projects

    Rebudgeting

  2. Costs
     
    1. Facilities & Administrative Costs (Indirect costs)
    2. Facilities & Administrative Costs (Indirect costs rates)
    3. Indirect cost rates
    4. Cost sharing and matching
  3. Sponsor Financial Reporting
     
  4. Audit
     
    1. Types
      Uniform guide for initial review of 133 audit Reports
    2. Internal and External Requirements
      Best Practices  
      133 Audit property Guidance

IV. GENERAL MANAGEMENT

General Topics

  1. Facility Management
    1. Overview of property management
      A. Overview of Specialized Facilities
              Lab Type Definitions
    2. Property Utility and Equipment Management
    3. Safety and Health Requirements and Procedures
    4. Hazardous and Nonhazardous Materials
    5. Security
    6. Renovation and Construction
    7. Biohazards
    8. Export Control
    9. Export Administration Regulations
    10. International Traffic in Arms Regulations
    11. Office of Foreign Asset Control
    12. Other  
  2. Contracts and Purchasing
     
    1. Basic Legal Concepts
    2. Management of Contracts and Purchasing
    3. Termination and Appeals
  3. Records Management
     
  4. Human Resource Management
    1. Overview
    2. Employee / Labor Relations
    3. Career Development Training
    4. Staffing

      Performance, Accountability and Human Resources

    5. Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

Glossary of Research Terms and Other Helpful Resources: 

Glossary of Funding & Policy Terms & Acronyms National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

RA Index of commonly used Acronyms

OMB Intergovernmental Review (EO 12372)

DHHS GrantsNet – contains several useful urls

Grant reform OMB PL 106-107

US Government Agencies & Organizations

 

 


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