Page Updated: July 29th, 2019
The management and administration of sponsored programs is complex and must be carried out in compliance with UW policy, federal and state laws, sponsor requirements and award terms and conditions. UW Research Administrators must navigate policies, procedures, and systems in an effort to ensure that sponsored programs are appropriately managed while providing excellent customer service. The courses and resources below will help individuals understand and implement these responsibilities to ensure compliance and protect the university and faculty.
RED: Research-Education-Development is RSP's educational program for research administrators at the UW. RSP recognizes the time and effort needed to train and educate research administrators so in 2017 we completed a learner needs assessment and an analysis of current training opportunities. RSP is currently collaborating with campus subject matter experts in dean's offices and departments to ensure development of high quality and beneficial learning experiences through the RED program.
Through RED, we hope to provide a network of resources to staff, build competencies across campus, and promote efficiency and compliance in an open and inclusive training environment.
We currently have the following courses available for registration at https://go.wisc.edu/redregistration:
New RED Courses Coming Soon!
Check here for more information as it becomes available. If you have questions or comments please contact Melanie Hebl, Education Coordinator in the Research and Sponsored Programs Office. Melanie.Hebl@wisc.edu or 608-890-3068
Sign up for the RSP RED listserve to receive notifications about new educational opportunities and resources from RSP.
RED Coaching Request: Would you like a subject matter expert to come and demonstrate a skill for you? Would it be helpful for someone to show you how to use a particular system or tool? Are you looking to have a few research administration questions answered? Let the RED program help find you someone to answer your questions.
RED hosts periodic discussion groups covering hot topics in research administration. These sessions typically consist of a brief presentation by a subject matter expert and include a lot of time for Q/A and group discussion. These opportunities promote networking with UW-Madison colleagues while learning about important issues in the field. If you have a topic that you would like discussed in the future, please submit it for consideration.
WISER: A transition from WISDM to WISER is currently in process. Both systems will be available to users until WISDM is completely phased out. For an overview of WISER please see the WISER User Reference.
WISER for Grants Management
WISER for Grants Management Powerpoint Slides Updated: November 15th, 2018
Highlights of WISER Projects for Grants Management Updated: April 16th, 2019
WISDM: WISDM is the Wisconsin Data Mart. WISDM is a web-based reporting system that contains financial data from the Shared Financial System (SFS), Human Resources System (HrS) and some Legacy system transactions. WISDM can be used to query transactions and view reports online. WISDM contains transaction as well as demographic data on projects/grants. Access WISDM here.
Web-based WISDM Training
WISDM Introduction (WISDM navigation, searches, reports)Updated: June 2nd, 2017
WISDM for Grants Management
WISDM for Department/Division Administration Offered by UW Business Services
Effort must be reported and certified for all individuals who receive salary support from a sponsored project or who expend committed effort on a sponsored project regardless of receiving salary support from the sponsor.ECRT is an electronic web-based Effort Certification and Reporting Technology System tool that facilitates effort certification and reporting at the UW. Learn more here.
Web-based Effort Trainings
EC 101 - Effort Coordinator Training
EC 102 - ECRT Hands-On
In order to view NCURA videos/webinars, please click the button below to login to the NetID service. After logging in, please return to this section to view NCURA videos/webinars.
NIH How to Apply Tutorials
Updated: June 7th, 2017