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Cardinal Curriculum

Cardinal Curriculum is Stanford's foundational research administration training program.  The Cardinal Curriculum program is divided into two certificate programs: Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 and Cardinal Curriculum Level 2.  Individuals must complete the Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 Program to be able to register for and complete the Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Program.

The Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 Program courses introduce the basic practices and principles of research administration.  The courses should be completed within 6 months of hire into a position that involves research administration.

The Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Program courses introduce the practices and applicable policies related to submitting proposals and administering sponsored projects.  Administrators working regularly in research administration are strongly encouraged to earn a Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate.

First register for each Cardinal Curriculum Level program, then enroll for the online self-paced courses and companion workshops.  Your STARS All Learning history and Cardinal Curriculum program progress will update as you complete/pass the online courses and attend workshops.  You must complete all of the required on-line courses and companion workshops for each Cardinal Curriculum Level program within 365 days of registering into the program.


Cardinal Curriculum Level 1

Register for the Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 : DOR-PROG-1001 Program in STARS and then complete the 3 Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 courses to receive your Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 Certificate.

  1. Understanding Cost Policy – DOR 1101 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  2. Overview of Research and the Regulatory Environment - DOR-1102 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  3. Overview of Research and the Regulatory Environment Companion Workshop - DOR-1103 –  Live Zoom Webinar Enroll

Cardinal Curriculum Level 2

After completing the Cardinal Curriculum Level 1 Program, register for the Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 : DOR-PROG-2002 Program in STARS and then complete the 6 Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 required courses in addition to 2 elective courses to receive your Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate.

Complete all 6 Required CC 2 Courses & Workshops:

  1. Proposal and Budget Preparation - DOR-1120 –  Web (self-paced) Enroll
  2. Proposal Preparation Companion Workshop - DOR-1501 – Live Zoom Webinar* Enroll
  3. Budget Preparation Companion Workshop - DOR-1502 – Live Zoom Webinar** Enroll 
  4. Award Process - DOR-1121 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  5. Award Process Companion Workshop DOR-1504 – Live Zoom Webinar Enroll
  6. Managing Sponsored Projects - DOR-1126 – Web (self-paced) Enroll

Complete 2 Elective Courses & Workshops

  • Gift Administration DOR–1128 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  • Overview of Stanford Service Center Policies & Practices DOR-1125 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  • Subawards DOR-1122 – Web (self-paced) Enroll
  • Subaward from Proposal to Requisition Workshop DOR-1503A*** – Live Zoom Webinar Enroll
  • Subaward Management Workshop DOR-1503B*** – Live Zoom Webinar Enroll
  • Expenditure Statement Reconciliation and Review FIN-0160 – Web (self-paced) Enroll

Once you have enrolled in any workshop, please add the date and time to your calendar.  You will receive an email reminder the day before the workshop with the Zoom meeting ID information after enrollment for the workshop is closed.

In addition to the Cardinal Curriculum, OSR also offers the OSR Webinar series that includes over 20 "How to" Zoom Webinars on Core Sponsored Research Administration Topics with Live Q&A.  OSR Webinars do not require pre-requisites or registration.

*   DOR-1501 Workshop  is equivalent to OSR Webinar “Proposal Preparation & Development Best Practices: Part 2 Navigating Common Pitfalls”.  Must enroll to receive CC credit

**  DOR-1502 Workshop is equivalent to OSR Webinar “How to Create a Proposal Budget that Makes Award Administration a Snap!”)  Must enroll to receive CC credit.

***Please note, the Subaward Companion Workshop has been broken into two sessions : 1) Subawards from Proposal to Requisition Workshop - DOR-1503A and 2) Subaward Management Workshop - DOR-1503B.  Individuals must enroll and attend both sessions to receive course completion credit.

Contacts:

Tim Leung, Director, Client Advocacy & Education

Megan Dietrich, Assistant Director, Client Advocacy & Education