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Researcher Resources

This page curates resources that researchers may need to navigate through the sponsored programs lifecycle at NC State, such as Summer Salary Training — which is required on an annual basis for faculty with 9-month appointments who receive summer salary.

Award and Project Management

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of effort reporting at NC State, including how it impacts a research project.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of industry-funded research, including what makes research relationships with an industry or foundation partner unique.

The PI Portal, accessed via MyPack Portal, provides a listing of each principal investigator’s projects (active and inactive), alerts, and project-specific information.

In our PI Portal Overview, Yessy Mendoza-Tate gives a demonstration of helpful tools and reporting available through the PI Portal for both PIs and research administrators.

In this course, you will find valuable information and resources to guide you through the sponsored programs lifecycle.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of sponsored project agreements at NC State, including how to interpret general contract terms and conditions and where to get help when needed.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of the sponsored project closeout process at NC State, including its importance in the research award lifecycle.

This 15-minute eLearning module is intended for principal investigators (PIs) who will certify in the closeout system. 

The NIH is implementing a new DMSP that will go into effect for any applications due January 2023 and beyond. A panel of experts shared their knowledge on these policy changes and their impact on the NC State research community.

Learn suggestions for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. You will also learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing your grant application and seeking appropriate feedback.

Research Compliance

This 20-minute training is to ensure the design, conduct, or reporting of sponsored research will not be biased by any financial conflict of interest.

This recorded webinar covers the basics you need to know related to COI disclosures, notices of intent (NOI), and related federal regulations and policies at NC State.

This 10-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of data security for research projects at NC State, including how to secure research data and ensure compliance with contractual requirements.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of export controls, including how to recognize when export control regulations apply to a research project.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides an overview of leading research compliance at NC State. It’s intended to help deans, associate deans, department heads, and/or directors understand their role in research compliance.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including how to know when IACUC approval is required.

Find the latest resources on IRB Training on the Research Compliance website.

This 15-minute eLearning module provides an overview of permissible and prohibited political and legislative activities.

This 20-minute eLearning module provides a general overview of research integrity at NC State, including why it’s important, what training and resources are available, and when they might be needed.

This 1-hour eLearning module explains the specific safeguards necessary for compliance with NIST 800-171 — to ensure everyone who’s affected understands their role and responsibility to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI).

Additional Training and Support

CITI is a platform that hosts online training in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, and research administration for researchers. NC State uses CITI for both required and encouraged training for research compliance topics.

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) seeks to create an NC State experience where everyone — regardless of beliefs, background, orientation or ability — feels at home as part of the Wolfpack.

OIED offers a number of educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students. OIED’s Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice unit also provides a host of helpful resources.

All NC State University employees get free access to LinkedIn Learning.

The NC State University Libraries is “a gateway to knowledge for the university community and partners.” University Libraries provides a variety of research support services.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a Financial Conflicts of Interest Tutorial, a self-paced module that explains what a significant financial interest is, what needs to be disclosed, responsibilities and roles, and more.

The Office for Faculty Excellence fosters faculty success in every career stage by offering professional and leadership development programming, supporting policies related to faculty employment, and facilitating faculty awards and recognition.

OIT provides campuswide computing, information and communication technology services in support of the university’s academic and administrative goals. OIT offers training on a variety of IT- and system-related topics.

University Human Resources’ Learning and Organizational Development team aims to help NC State employees develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed and grow.

The McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education serves the university and the public by facilitating the creation, transmission and timely application of knowledge and resources. The Office of Professional Development is dedicated to the development and delivery of non-degree professional training courses.

REPORTER is NC State’s online learning management system for tracking, managing, reporting and measuring external outreach, required training, and non-degree credit activities — and their impact across the university and beyond.

RCR training is required by some federal agencies for individuals involved in sponsored projects, and NC State has an institutional obligation to ensure compliance in a timely manner. The primary source of RCR training for individuals who are required to complete it at NC State is the CITI Program’s RCR course.

SAGE Campus supports the teaching and learning of skills and research methods through 220+ hours of structured online learning. The online courses are self-paced and instructor-led, comprising an engaging mix of SAGE-quality content, video, interactives, and formative assessments.