September 24 - 27, 2023
Attain Partners is proud to sponsor the 2023 NCURA Region VI & VII Fall Meeting. Our experts look forward to sharing their expertise with you in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more about the event here.
Are you attending? Add these informative sessions to your meeting agenda—or meet one-on-one with our experts. We’d love to schedule a time to discuss solutions for any current issues your institution may be facing. Contact us today.
Monday, September 25
Your Road Map Through the Tundra: Departmental Award Management
Monday, September 25 | 10:30a – 11:45a
Concurrent session hosted by Vanessa Quiroz Hotz, Attain Partners
Overview and best practices for departmental research administrators related to financial award management. This includes presentation and tips on setup, award terms and conditions, monthly reporting, reconciliation, effort management, subawards, closeout, etc.
Wednesday, September 27
The Who, What, Why of Internal Controls
Wednesday, September 27 | 9a – 10:15a
Concurrent session hosted by Vanessa Quiroz Hotz, Attain Partners; co-presented by Jessica Kim, The Lindquist Institute, and Kim Small, Washington State University
An introduction to internal controls and how to avoid being the topic of conversation because being on the front page or breaking news is not always a good thing, especially when it comes to federal funds. We will discuss grant-related issues and procedures to mitigate risk, protect assets, and put controls in place within your grant management processes. The session will define internal controls, discuss who is responsible, why we need them, and how to implement them. We will provide the framework and components associated with internal controls and provide examples of procedures and practices implemented to address the concerns associated with post-award financial management—payroll, travel, purchasing, etc.
Over the Denali and Through the Boreal Forest: CTMS Implementation Process and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, September 27 | 10:30a – 11:45a
Concurrent session hosted by Brianna Drexler, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; co-presented by Jennifer Harry, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Marilyn Marshall, Attain Partners
Are you faced with an uphill battle to gather clear and complete data from your Clinical Trial Study Teams? Is your current Clinical Trial Management Process more manual than you would hope, creating delays in revenue and leaving room for human error? We will discuss the phased implementation process of a Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) in our expedition from start to finish. Use of the system is in full swing, and we will share the lessons we have learned to hopefully inspire other Institutions to take the plunge and help others in their preparation, summit, and descent.