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Meetings is 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Webex Meetings
Next meeting is February 10, 2021

AURA 2/10/21- START – Proposal Routing Changes and PI Approval/ Certification, Assignment to Dept/ PI to Update Submission Status, Scheduled System Upgrade, Coverage Analyses- Outstanding and Fees, Clinical Trial Budget Review and Approval, 90 Day cost Transfers and Effort Certifications

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AURA 02/06/20- Cancelled

AURA 11/06/19- UTHealth START: System Updates, PI Separation Process, Q&A.

AURA 05/01/19- IRB and Start Up Fees: New Invoicing Process.

AURA 02/06/19- Grant and Contact Management System Update presentation, 2018 A133 Federal Audit guidelines.  

AURA 11/14/18- Scientific Rigor and Reproducibility - the Role of a Research Administrator by George Stancel, Ph.D. Exec Vice President of Academic and Research Affairs, Contracting for Consultants on Grants, Grants Management System Update.

AURA 08/22/18- Biosketch Format, Common Errors, NIH Human Subjects Attachment, Clinical Trial Account Changes for 9/1/18, new SPA website, InforEd - Grants Management System Update.

AURA 05/23/18- Audits/Fiscal Year End, Self-Submit Process Change, Grants Management System Update. 

AURA 02/28/18- Time & Effort, HOOP 69 Indirect Cost Policy Changes, Grants Management System Update, SPA annual training. 

AURA 11/15/17- R&A and Transfer Forms, Budget Set Up on Awards, Clinical Trial Budget Preparation, Professional Webinars, Year End Statistics.

AURA 05/24/17- Grants Team Update, CPRIT Audit Results, Leading your PI to Success

AURA 02/22/17- Website Spotlight, Future Endeavors, Huron Engagement, SPA Changes, SPA Training Course, Grants Updates, Subcontact-Out Transition, Salary Cap Worksheets, Grant Closeouts.   

AURA 08/24/16- Salary Cap Worksheet, Non-Mons, RedCap, RE-Tool, NIH Updates, Notices. 

AURA 05/25/16- Website Spotlight, Effort Certification, Effort Reporting Dates, Effort Reminders, Effort Reporting Resources, NIH Updates, Updated FOAs, Cayuse/Form Updates, What is a Clinical Trial, Clinical Trial R&A, PAF Updates.

AURA 02/24/16- Website Spotlight, SPA Training Course, R&A Form, HOOP 64, NIH Updates, CRF Training, CRF Monitoring, Hot Topics.

AURA 12/02/15- NIH Notices & SPA Holiday Coverage, Effort Reporting, Preview of New R&A Form, Hot Topics: A-133 Audit Update

AURA 07/22/15- Effort Update, SPA Training, CRB Implementation, PAF Account Close Out, Twitter, SPA Website Review

AURA 06/03/15- Greenphire ClinCard, Updates from Clinical Research Finance, Effort Reporting, FDP/Federal Update 

AURA 03/25/15- Clinical Research Billing, Residual Account Closure, Extended Leave & Sponsored Projects

AURA 01/28/15- Equipment Transfers, CRF Updates, Effort Reminders, Audit Update