Requirements & Resources for PIs

Research Administration for the AU Investigator Module

In fall 2018, OSP rolled out a brief online training program for all Principal Investigators (Pls) who receive sponsored research awards. This training program, along with our other training initiatives (RAC, GAR meetings, NCURA, and other professional association-related training, etc.), is intended to build capacity in research administration across campus and help to reduce documented enterprise risk/ audit issues in the campus-wide management of sponsored projects. The self-paced, online training module MUST be completed before PIs can start spending new grant funds. Please note that the original memo can be emailed to you upon request.

This brief online training module contains pre- and post-award sections, with brief quizzes for each and a certificate of completion issued after completion. Access the module.

After completing the course, please email Jennifer Maher at with a short note stating that the course has been completed.