Research Education and Training

Access to all required training and other instructional resources for conducting research at Georgia State.





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Proposals & Awards

In-Class Workshops & Online Training Modules

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Online Module: Budgeting for Proposals (Basics)

This module provides a close look at the basic steps for estimating project costs for sponsored proposals. Walk through the steps to calculate personnel costs and effort, learn where to put these costs in a proposal budget, learn how to estimate total project costs, and how to prepare a budget justification. 

Additional assistance is available in two in-class workshops entitled Budgeting for Proposals (Basic) and Budgeting for Proposals (Advanced). Anyone wanting to take either workshop must first take the online module in iCollege. To register for the online module in iCollege and either workshop, contact the Assistant Director for Research Education & Training, Candice Ferguson.

The online module along with the in-class workshops are available for credit towards the Research Administrators Certificate. Contact the Assistant Director for Research Education & Training, Candice Ferguson for more details.

Online Module: Effort Reporting

This module explains the federal policy underlying why we certify effort and provides guidance on the procedures for reviewing and certifying effort at Georgia State. The module also walks through the basic steps for changing and certifying effort in the PERS system used at Georgia State. Additional assistance is available by taking the in-class workshop covering effort reporting.

Additional assistance is available in the in-class workshop entitled Effort Reporting. Anyone wanting to take this workshop must first take the online module in iCollege. To register for the online module in iCollege and the workshop contact the Assistant Director for Research Education & Training, Candice Ferguson.

The online module along with the workshop are available for credit towards the Research Administrators Certificate. Contact the Assistant Director for Research Education & Training, Candice Ferguson for more details.

Online Module: Expenditure Reviews on Sponsored Awards

This module covers the importance of regular expenditure reviews, conducting basic expenditure review functions that are supported by the Spectrum system, and highlights best practices for reviewing expenditures on sponsored awards at Georgia State University.

Additional assistance is available in the in-class workshop entitled Expenditure Reviews on Sponsored Awards. Anyone wanting to take the in-class workshop must have previously taken two Spectrum classes, Intro to Spectrum and Financial Reports and Inquiries classes, both offered by the Spectrum office, and must take the online module by the same title offered in iCollege.

Register for prerequisite Spectrum classes at Spectrum registration. Register for the Expenditure Review online module in iCollege and the in-class workshop by contacting the Assistant Director for Research Education & Training, Candice Ferguson.

The online module and the in-class workshop are available for credit towards the Research Administrators Certificate. Contact Candice Ferguson for more details.

Quick Tutorial: Certifying Effort Reports

This tutorial tool includes a short (<3 min) step-by-step guide and an interactive simulation designed to walk you through the certification process in just minutes.  If you are unsure how to complete your effort certification, just take a few minutes to review this tutorial and you will be on your way to completing your certifications in no time!  Additional assistance is always available from your department's PERS Coordinator or from the HELPDESK (x4357 or help@gsu.edu).

Writing a Better Grant Proposal is an hour and a half long in-class workshop for anyone new to grant writing or for those who feel they could benefit from a refresher on ways to improve their grant writing. This workshop focuses on basic approaches to grant writing including how to identify a fundable project idea, how to review the funding announcement for key information, how to start developing the proposal with the reviewer in mind, and keys to good proposal writing.

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Finding Funding for Research is an hour and a half long in-class workshop for anyone who would like to learn about resources available to Georgia State faculty, staff, and students to find funding for their research projects. This workshop will cover funding available internally at GSU, access to our internal funding email, and how to register for and use PIVOT by Proquest to customizable database funding searches.

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Visit Research Solutions Knowledge Base

Research Solutions Knowledge Base contains tutorials and How-Tos on resources and services such as HPC resources, Research Portal, RedCap, Division of Health Promotion and Behavior Cloud Server, Promotion & Tenure Portal, along with other How-To articles.

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 Compliance & Safety

Faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, it is your responsibility to determine what training to take and to make sure you complete the proper training before performing certain tasks or working in certain areas at GSU. You may review the list below and make note of the training that you are required to take or use the brief questionnaire below to obtain this information.

Training Questionnaire 

Click a link below to find training requirements by topic.

What training do I need and how do I register for it?

For more information on the Education and Training Program or on customized training options, please contact Dr. Kelly Stout, 404-413-5475 or Candice Ferguson, 404-413-3506.