Research Administration offers many training opportunities for anyone involved in research at AU. While it may seem overwhelming to begin a career in research, our trainers prepare teaching experiences designed to provide you with needed information in a manner that is easy to understand. We look forward to seeing you in one of the many training courses offered. Additional information can be found by clicking the buttons at the bottom of this page.
*CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN RESEARCH CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT (RESEARCH ACADEMY)*
Research is a broad spectrum that includes biomedical, social behavioral, educational, community-based, and basic science. Regulations and guidelines govern the research process; thus, thorough knowledge of policies and procedures at every stage are essential. The education and training programs at AU enables you to master practical aspects of research conduct and management with regards to application, compliance, and impeccable study data. The practical components of the education and training certificate programs include study design, planning, implementation, data analysis, regulatory guidelines, standard operating procedures, and ethical considerations. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of directors, managers, and experts from all ancillaries affiliated with the research process at AU. Courses are taught by working professionals with many years of practical experience and expertise. The courses also meet continuing education requirements for research professionals.
*RESEARCH ACADEMY 101*
*RESEARCH ACADEMY 200 SERIES*
*RESEARCH ACADEMY 300 SERIES*
*NEW RESEARCH TEAM MEMBER ORIENTATION*
*RESEARCH TOWN HALLS*
*ELECTRONIC SUPPORT SYSTEMS*
These training classes provide an overview of the electronic systems, navigation tips, and instructions for use.
DocuSign - an electronic document signature tool, is now available to execute (sign) research contracts. DocuSign allows contracts to be sent out and signed electronically, which will save personnel time, effort, and inconvenience. Contracts utilizing this tool will not need to be manually carried in paper format from one department to another to obtain signatures. The signing process is very quick, and has been implemented to help support the improved efficiency of the contract execution process.
Electronic sponsored Programs Route (eSproute) is a web-based system created within InfoEd that is designed to electronically capture AU required approvals, prior to the submission or execution of extramural and intramural sponsored projects. Users are required to attend training before access to the system is granted. Training is conducted on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at noon. Once trained, AU credentials are used to log into the system. Virtual Private Network (VPN) is required when accessing the system outside of the AU firewall. Contact the Division of Sponsored Programs (Pre-Award) for additional information.
IRBNet - IRBNet is the electronic IRB submission system used by Augusta University. It is recommended
that you complete IRB training before you can gain access to the system. This can
be done by using the following help links (listed below) or by contacting the IRB
Office for more information at (706) 721 - 3110.
Help Links for Using and Navigating the IRBNet System:
If a username and password is requested to watch the training video or read the PDF, please use AU and training, respectively.
OnCore - The On-line Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore) provides an electronic portal to support the following research activities: