Electives

Attending ERA Electives is a great way to obtain new knowledge and tools in research administration, and stay updated on both MSU and agency policies and procedures. Once you have obtained your initial ERA Certification, you will need to attend three (3) electives every two (2) years in order to keep your certificate active.

 

NEW ERA Registration System

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is pleased to announce the new online registration system for the Essentials of Research Administration (ERA) Certification Series is now LIVE!  This system is available on the SPA website (instead of through EBS), and all 2017 classes are now posted here: https://cga.msu.edu/PL/ERA/ERAPortal.aspx.  You will need to login with your MSU NetID (with two-factor authentication) to access the Course Catalog & Registration information.  A “Help” tab is also available with registration instructions and contact information for further assistance.

 

2017 Schedule

Date Description Location
Nov 14

International Research

Henry Center (A170)
Nov 28

Departmental Post-Award Account Management

Henry Center (A170)

Dec 12

Hot Topics

Henry Center (A170)

(Each session is held from 8:30 a.m. - Noon)

 

 

2016 Schedule (Each session held from 8:30 a.m. - Noon)
Date Description Location
June 7

Hands-On Budgeting

Presentation Materials:

Henry Center, B120

June 21

Advanced Budgeting

Presentation Materials:

Henry Center, B120

July 19

Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

Presentation Materials:

Nisbet, 10

Aug 23

International Research

Presentation Materials:

DCPAH, Rm 101 (4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, 48910)
Sept 20

Departmental Post-Award Account Management

Henry Center, A170

Oct 11

Service Centers

DCPAH, Rm 101 (4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, 48910)

Nov 15

Hot Topics

Henry Center, A169

Click here for the course descriptions.

 

2015 Schedule
Date Description Location
Mar 24 Basic Budgeting
Presentation Materials:

Henry Center, B120

Apr 14 Hands-On Budgeting (1st session)
Presentation Materials:

Henry Center, B120

Apr 21 Effort Reporting and Other Direct Cost Documentation (*New for 2015!)
Presentation Materials:

Nisbet, 10

Apr 28

International One

Nisbet, 10
May 19

Uniform Guidance

Henry Center, A169

 

Jun 9

Contracts & Other Agreements

Nisbet, 10

Jun 16

International Two

Nisbet, 10
Jun 23

Purchasing

Angell Bldg, 166 Service Rd
Jul 14 Animal Care & Use Requirements CANCELLED
Jul 21

Human Research Protection Requirements

Nisbet, 10
Aug 11

NIH Agency Specifics

Presentation Materials (All PDF Format):

Nisbet, 10

Aug 25

NSF Agency Specifics

Nisbet, 10

Sep 8

Advanced Budgeting

Henry Center, B120

Sep 22

Introduction to Clinical Trials & Clinical Research

Nisbet, 10
Sep 29

Departmental Post-Award Account Management

(*New for 2015!)

Henry Center, A169

Oct 6

Clinical Trials & Clinical Research Compliance

Nisbet, 10
Oct 13

Clinical Research Billing Compliance

Nisbet, 10
Nov 3

Hands-On Budgeting (2nd session)

Henry Center, B120
Nov 17

Intellectual Property

Nisbet, 10
Dec 8

Hot Topics

Henry Center, A169
*Click here for the complete list of detailed class descriptions.

Registration Process: *CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION*

  1. Visit http://ebs.msu.edu and click on EBS Login
  2. Log in with your MSU NetID and password and click on the ESS tab
  3. Click on Training Opportunities in the lower right of the screen
  4. Under Course Catalog in the bottom left corner of the screen, click on Professional Development Services
  5. Click on Certificate Programs
  6. Click on Essentials of Research Administration
  7. Click on the elective you wish to register for.
  8. Click To Registration on the right side in the Course Dates section.
  9. Click on Book this course at the bottom of the page.

To View Your List of Enrolled Classes:

  1. Visit http://ebs.msu.edu and click on the EBS Login
  2. Log in with your MSU NetID and password
  3. Click on the ESS Salary tab
  4. Click on the Training Opportunities quick link
  5. In the Navigation bar on the left side of the screen, click on Training Activities under My Learner Account

Enrollment Questions?

Please direct your questions to the SPA Training Team:
Jennifer Lafferty, SPA Training Coordinator: stumpje1@osp.msu.edu.
Shannon Lutz, SPA Training & Data Analyst Assistant: lutzsha1@osp.msu.edu

Please Note:

  • Please discuss your attendance with your supervisor/manager prior to enrolling and secure their verbal approval.

  • When you register for the ERA (5) Cores in EBS, the system will NOT send notifications to your supervisor.

  • When you register for an Elective in EBS, and check the use of educational release time, your supervisor WILL receive an email notification from the system for each session to approve your attendance in the class. The notification will also appear in their task list in the HR/Payroll Inbox on the Home tab where they can approve it. Please follow up with them to ensure that the approval has been completed in the system prior to start of the program.