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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: RED Registration Here

  • Basic Introduction to Research Administration at the UW
  • Proposal Preparation Workshop (including budgets)
  • Introduction to WISPER
  • Cayuse: Introduction to Federal Proposal Creation
  • Cayuse: Subawards and Multi-Project Proposals
  • Post Proposal Submission Requests (JIT)
  • The Award Setup Process
  • You Have a Project, Now What?
  • WISER for Grants Management
  • Cost-Transfers
  • Effective Presentations
  • Sponsored Project Closeout
  • Sponsored Project Audits

New RED Courses Coming Soon!

  • Post Award Management 1: Payroll, Purchasing, Travel, and Subawards
  • Post Award Management 2: Award Changes, Cash Management, Invoicing, and Reporting

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

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 HOT Topic Discussion Groups

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.

RED Course Facilitators
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Bob Andresen
Research & Sponsored Programs
Associate Director
randresen@rsp.wisc.edu
608/262-2896
Natalie Benish
Research & Sponsored Programs
Grants and Contracts Specialist
natalie.benish@wisc.edu
608/890-1139
Benjamin Biltz
Research & Sponsored Programs
Information Processing Consultant
bpbiltz@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3036
Becky Bound
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Research Administrator
rebecca.bound@wisc.edu
608/265-8443
Brenda Egan
Research & Sponsored Programs
Financial Program Manager
baegan@rsp.wisc.edu
608/262-9029
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Kyle Everard
Research & Sponsored Programs
Audit Coordinator
kyle.everard@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-2409
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Sandy Fowler
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Assistant Dean
sandy.fowler@wisc.edu
608/262-3947
Danielle Gest
Research & Sponsored Programs
Administrative Program Specialist
danielle.gest@rsp.wisc.edu
608/262-0252
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Melanie Hebl
Research & Sponsored Programs
Education Coordinator
mrjacobs3@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3068
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Darlene Holte
Research & Sponsored Programs
Grants and Contracts Specialist
johnsonholte@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-3509
Amy Kuehn Photo
Amy ES Kuehn
School of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Director
aeskuehn@vetmed.wisc.edu
608/890-2909
Tammy Kuhn Martin Photo
Tammy Kuhn Martin
College of Engineering
Assistant Dean
tamara.kuhnmartin@wisc.edu
608/265-0504
Nick Novak Photo
Nick Novak
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Assistant Vice Chancellor
nick.novak@wisc.edu
608/265-4868
Jeff Nytes Photo
Jeff Nytes
Research & Sponsored Programs
Award Acceptance & Set Up Manager
nytes@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-0289
Jennifer Rodis Photo
Jennifer Rodis
Research & Sponsored Programs
Policy/Planning Analyst
rodis@rsp.wisc.edu
608/890-2538
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Christy Schulz
School of Medicine & Public Health
Administrative Program Specialist
crschulz@wisc.edu
608/265-3386
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John Varda
Research & Sponsored Programs
Non-Federal Manager
jgvarda@rsp.wisc.edu
608/265-5918
Effort and ECRT Related Trainings

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

Additional Training Powerpoints (WISER, WISDM, Outgoing Subs, Training Grants)

WISPER

  • WISPER 101 - This session is for those wishing to learn the basics of WISPER, the electronic routing system for extramural applications and agreements on the UW campus. This introductory session will highlight basic navigation, how to create and route documents on campus, and how to use the worklist functions of WISPER. Powerpoint
  • WISPER 201 - This advanced session is for users of WISPER who need to master the approvals and project set up functions in WISPER. Powerpoint

WISER for Grants Management

WISDM for Grants Management