Training and Support Tools for Researchers  

Administrative Support Tools

Principal Investigators Handbook
The PI Handbook guides SUNY faculty, students and staff from the development of an idea through the process of writing a sponsored research proposal, submitting it through the RF, and managing the grant award. It includes links to the policies, procedures and forms that faculty need to accomplish these tasks.

RF Business System Overview
The RF Business Systems Overview is a self-paced presentation that provides introductory information about the various applications within the RF business system and how you can use them to accomplish your work. The PTAEO, the common element used to track awards, is also defined in this overview. 


RF Report Center
Watch an overview of the RF Report Center, Principal Investigator dashboard that includes functionality to query, sort, and filter data.

RF Research Report Center


E-Verify
A presentation to familiarize principal investigators and HR professionals about the guidelines of and compliance with E-Verify, a program sponsored by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.

RF Financial Concepts 101
RF Financial Concepts 101- Understanding the Business of the RF is a short, easy-to-understand curriculum that connects all audiences to core business concepts relating to the Research Foundation.

Leadership Tools for Women
The SUNY Leadership Institute's Leadership Tools for Women video E-clips are now available on their homepage under the headline, "How about a nice, hot bowl of motivational soup?"


Business Compliance Training

Online general business compliance training is now available for all RF staff. Access the WeComply website for a course list. Your user name is your RF employee ID number, and password is rfsuny. Your employee number is available on your pay stub, direct deposit slip, or through the HR self-service function.

We Comply Login


Outside Professional Development Opportunities

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

The CITI Program is a subscription service providing research ethics education to all members of the research community. To participate fully, learners must be affiliated with a CITI participating organization.

Microknowledge

MicroKnowledge provides computer and software training, consulting and documentation services to businesses of all sizes, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations in Tech Valley and throughout the United States.

National Council of University Research Administrators
NCURA is a member association that 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.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF is an independent federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences.

The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is the world's nexus of scientific innovation in the service of humanity. For nearly 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society.
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA)

Universities Research Association (URA) is a consortium of 86 leading research oriented universities with members primarily in the United States, and also in Canada, Japan, and Italy. URA is a not-for-profit corporation for the management and operation of research facilities in the national interest.

 

Need More Training?
Submit a request to the RF Learning and Development team for consideration.

Training Topic Request Form
Complete this form to notify the RF Learning and Development team that your campus has a training need on a topic not covered.

Individual Training Request Form
Complete this form to request individual training for new employees or employees whose job responsibilities have changed.

RF Financial Concepts 101
RF Financial Concepts 101- Understanding the Business of the RF is a short, easy-to-understand curriculum that connects all audiences to core business concepts relating to the Research Foundation.