Sponsored Research Certification Program
The Sponsored Research Certification Program includes 8 modules designed to provide mandatory sponsored research compliance training to research faculty and staff. This Program is in response to a mandate by the National Science Foundation and the Office of the Inspector General after an audit at Howard University. It is, therefore, imperative that all faculty and their research staff fully participate in this Program. Certificates of completion will be distributed upon full and successful completion.
Certification is required for adequate management of external research projects. Once certified, research faculty and staff are required to re-certify every 3 years.
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|Module||Title||Course Material||Certification Test|
|1||Overview of the Environment||Download||WORD|
Test: PDF Version
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NSF's Implementation Plan [74 FR 42126-42128 (August 20, 2009)]:
The course material are PDF files that can be easily downloaded or printed as reference guides. Get the free Adobe Reader here.
Certification tests must be completed and emailed to Research Communications for processing. The tests can also be printed and delivered to Research Administrative Services, located in suite 137 of the C.B. Powell Buiding at 525 Bryant Street, NW.
Participants must pass all 8 tests with a grade of 80% or above to be considered certified.
If you are experiencing any problems accessing the course material or submitting the exams, please contact Research Regulatory Compliance. You may also contact the office for any questions or comments relating to the certification program.
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