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Date: 6/30/2015
Cardinal Curriculum
Level I
Level II
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Cardinal Curriculum Classes and Certification

The goal of the Cardinal Curriculum is to develop Stanford's research administration workforce by providing tools for individuals to build competencies, increase efficiency, and improve compliance with Stanford and sponsor requirements. The certification program ensures a standard level of expertise among those who support the research endeavor at Stanford University.

Cardinal Curriculum training classes, which can lead to certification, are organized into two levels and are geared to individuals as they develop from novice to expert in research administration. Level I classes should be completed before attempting Level II classes. The ORA Training and Development Office tracks and awards certification.

Who can benefit from these classes?
Research administrators and all administrative staff who support sponsored research including: individuals involved with proposal preparation, individuals who originate or approve transactions on sponsored accounts, and individuals who review or monitor expenditures on sponsored projects.

Please Note: If you enroll and are unable to attend, you must officially drop the course or notify us at least two business days prior to the start of the course in order to avoid a $75 no-show fee.

Level I Classes and Certification
Level I Certification is required for both new and continuing employees working in a research administration capacity. Certification should be completed within six months of hire. To achieve certification, complete both classes. All Level I classes can be taken online as well as in the classroom. Level I should be completed prior to attempting Level II classes as concepts presented here are further developed in Level II, and it will be assumed the learner knows this information.

Level II Classes and Certification
Level II certification is optional. To achieve Level II certification you must complete five classes; three required classes plus two electives. All Level II classes can be taken online, and most are available in a classroom format as well.

Desktop References
The online classes can serve as an always-available desktop reference. Additionally, each class has a "webliography" of links to policies, tools, forms and resources. Bookmark these pages and use them to guide you in your daily work.

If you have questions, email or phone Angelika O'Brien in Dean of Research Training, at 721-1249.

Cardinal Curriculum
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Level I
Understanding Cost Policy
Overview of Research and Regulatory Environment
Level II
Proposal and Budget Preparation (req)
The Award Process (req)
Managing Sponsored Projects (req)
Subawards: Recognizing,
Processing and Managing
Expenditure Statement Reconciliation and Review
FUNDamentals of Funds: Introduction to Funds Management
Introduction to iJournals
NIH: A Guided Tour
Service Centers
Export Controls: An Overview for Research Administrators
Gift Administration at Stanford
CMS - Commitment Management System
Conflict of Interest (COI)

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