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Welcome to NCURA Kay Ellis, MHR Associate Director, Export Controls Officer The University of Texas at Austin NCURA Region V Chair Tara Bishop Associate Executive Director NCURA National Office NCURA Facts NCURA began in 1959 with 45 members and one Annual Meeting a year

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Welcome to NCURAKay Ellis, MHRAssociate Director, Export Controls OfficerThe University of Texas at AustinNCURA Region V ChairTara BishopAssociate Executive Director NCURA National Office

ncura facts

NCURA began in 1959 with 45 members and one Annual Meeting a year

Today NCURA has over 6,800 individual members from over 800 colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, and non-profit research institutes

ncura mission
NCURA Mission

NCURA serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.

core values
Core Values


Commitment to excellence

Open to all points of view



ncura s cornerstones
NCURA’s Cornerstones

Sharing Knowledge

Fostering Community


ncura 3 5 year goals
NCURA 3-5 Year Goals

GOAL A: NCURA will be the leader in professional development, knowledge exchange, and individual development for research administration.

GOAL B: NCURA will be the leading information source for the research administration community.

GOAL C: NCURA will have sufficient financial resources and infrastructure to meet its strategic objectives and be able to respond quickly and creatively to opportunities.

GOAL D: Research administration will be a respected and valued profession within the research community.

ncura benefits
NCURA Benefits
  • Online Membership Directory

-Access to colleagues around the country

-Collegial peers facing similar challenges to you

  • Peer Review Program-Enhance your sponsored programs operation
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NCURA Benefits

Career Center

-Your Career Center is a comprehensive online resource to help you achieve career success in Research Administration.

Job Seekers

-The NCURA Career Center is free to all NCURA member job seekers and provides access to the best employers and jobs in Research Administration.


-Quick and Easy Job posting

-Quality Candidates

-Simple Pricing Option

ncura regions
NCURA Regions

NCURA is comprised of seven (7) regions, based upon their geographical location.

Region I- New England- Purple

Region II- Mid-Atlantic- Red

Region III- Southeastern- Blue

Region IV- Mid-America- Green

Region V- Southwestern- Turquoise

Region VI- Western- Gold

Region VII- Rocky Mountain- Terra Cotta

profession development workshops
Profession Development - Workshops
  • Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration
    • May 27-29, Chicago, IL
    • August 3-5, Philadelphia, PA
  • Financial Research Administration Conference
    • August 3-5, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sponsored Projects Administration II
    • May 27-29, Chicago, IL
    • September 14-16, New York, NY
  • Annual Meeting and Workshops
    • October 22-24, Washington, D.C.
professional development online tutorials chats webinars
Professional Development:Online Tutorials, Chats, Webinars
  • Tutorial: A Primer on Clinical Trials – 7 weeks
    • May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3
  • Tutorial: A Primer on Federal Contracting – 8 weeks
    • May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3
  • Online Chat: Education & Training, May 20
  • Online Chat: Integrating Pre & Post Award, June 17
  • Online Chat: Hot Topics in Export Controls, September 23
  • Webinar: The Essentials of Export Controls (can order CD-ROM)
  • Webinar: Best of FRA X Conference Encore, coming soon
2009 ncura tv offerings
2009 NCURA TV Offerings

Audits and the Audit Process – Jan 13

Cost Sharing: Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – March 10

F&A Rates for the Non-AccountantJune 9

Subrecipient Monitoring – September 15

ncura publications magazine
NCURA Publications: Magazine

Published 5 times/year

Available online

Includes Articles for FRA, Senior Administrators, Compliance Issues, Biomed, eRA, University/Industry, Federal Updates, Tech Transfer, Regional Corner, Neighborhood Watch, Milestones

Position Openings section

ncura publications
NCURA Publications
  • Micrographs
    • A Primer on Intellectual Property
    • Writing and Negotiating Sub-awards Under Federal Prime Award
    • Cost Sharing: An Overview
    • Effort Reporting: An Overview
    • Cost Accounting Standards
    • The Role of Research Administration
    • Facilities and Administrative Costs in Higher Education
  • Research Management Review-online scholarly journal
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NCURA Publications

Available through Atlantic Information Services:

    • Report on Research Compliance (hard copy & e-alerts)
    • Guide to Managing Federal Grants for Colleges and Universities
    • Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices
    • Regulation and Compliance: 2007
  • A-21/A-110 Mini Guides
  • Clinical Trials Handbook
ncura neighborhoods
NCURA Neighborhoods


Your Neighborhoods:

Function and topic-based virtual communities designed to increase communication and resource-sharing among members.

Compliance, Dept Admin, Electronic Rsch Admin, Financial Rsch Admin, Pre-Award, PUI, and International

Six major sections to each Neighborhood: Listserv, Front page, Town Hall, Events, Library and Careers

leadership development institute
Leadership Development Institute
  • Competitive Program to help develop members’ leadership skills to become tomorrow’s leaders
    • Advisor Program
    • Virtual classroom, online chats, listserv, conference calls
    • Up to 4 hours/month of assignments
    • 2 ½ day retreat
    • Graduation at Annual Meeting and press release sent to your institution
    • Your institution pays the travel costs, NCURA pays the rest of the program costs
get involved
Get Involved!

National opportunities:

Professional development committee

Financial management committee

Neighborhood Committees/Listservs

Submit an article for the magazine/RMR

Volunteer your time – Annual Meeting

Contact NCURA Volunteer Coordinator, Myrta Stager at

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Get Involved!

Regional opportunities:

  • Serve on a committee
  • Help at a regional meeting
    • Presenter
    • Moderator
    • Registration desk
  • Run for an office/exec committee
  • Contact Region V Volunteer Coordinator
  • More info on Region V website

your ncura national office
Your NCURA National Office

National Council of University Research Administrators

1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 850 · Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: 202.466.3894 · Fax: 202.223.5573 ·




Your 5 Most Powerful Words as a Research Administrator –

“I am an NCURA member”

Welcome to NCURA!