Regional Meeting 2020:
A virtual meeting
The 2020 Region VI and VII Program Committee is please to announce that the 2020 Regional Meeting will be November 17th - 19th, VIRTUALLY.
All sessions will be live and will include a moderator.
Regional Meeting 2020 UPDATE
Hello Region VI and VII,
As we continue to be impacted by COVID-19, the Chairs and Chairs-Elect of Region VI and VII have been working toward a pathway to ensure we continue to offer professional development opportunities to our members, especially the regional meeting for 2020.
After numerous conversations, we are happy to announce that we were able to negotiate with JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona to move the in-person meeting from October 26-28, 2020 to October 31-November 2, 2022. They have agreed that our deposit would carryover to 2022 and we would not be accessed a cancellation fee for delaying the in-person meeting.
With that completed, we can now announce the Regional Meeting for 2020 (RM2020) will be completely virtual and will be held November 17-19, 2020. Your program committee will be planning sessions to have minimal impact on your workday, while providing educational opportunities relevant to our field and today’s environment.
The pricing for RM2020 is still being determined but be assured that we are trying to keep it as low and cost effective as possible. We are well aware that most institutions are facing financial hardships and have implemented a freeze on travel and even limited funds to professional development in order to protect the overall budgets. As soon as we are able, we will announce registration costs.
REGIONAL MEETING 2020: A VIRTUAL MEETING
We are reopening our Call for Proposals and Call for Presenters now that the determination for RM2020 is fully online. If you have not already submitted your proposal ideas or have provided your name as a presenter, please do so!
Thank you to all who have volunteered and provided feedback. We could not be here without you.
We look forward to seeing you (online) in November!
Vanessa Quiroz Hotz, Chair of Region VI
Ashley Stahle, Chair of Region VII
The 2020 Region VI & VII Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals!!!
Have a great idea for a session, discussion group or workshop?
Want to present but don’t have a specific proposal?
All previously submitted proposals have been received and there is no need to resubmit.
Thank you Sponsors!
Regional Meeting 2019
Thanks to all who joined us in Seattle, Washington for a great Regional Meeting!
A huge thank you to our volunteers! You are what makes these meeting run and we truly appreciate everyone's efforts to make this meeting such a success.
Region VII by the Numbers:
11 New Members
4 Workshop Faculty
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Thank you to all of the Region VII Members, Volunteers, and Officers for such a great 2019! Click on the link below to see how many people make this region run!
Topics may include: human subjects research; animal subjects research; stem cell research; occupational safety and health, environmental and biosafety hazards; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibility and development; publications; collaborative research ethics; scientific misconduct; standards for the responsible conduct of research; and research ethics education programs, curricula, requirements, and approaches; export control compliance; conflict of interest; data security.
Topics may include: contract negotiation and monitoring, including for sponsored research, material transfer, and unfunded collaborations for all sponsor types (industry, non-profit, and government); confidentiality, data use and other unfunded agreements; subawards, subcontracts, and subrecipient monitoring; intellectual property; institutional policies and procedures pertaining to contracts; and analysis of problems that may arise in these areas.
Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) and Departmental.
Topics may include: proposal development and preparation including announcement review, budget development, institutional routing; direct working relationships with and support to faculty, financial accounting and management of the research funds; onboarding and guiding new faculty; providing “first‐line” support and being point of contact to internal (PI’s, staff, central office, other institutional offices, etc.) and external constituents on behalf of the PI/Study Team.
Topics may also include those specific to research administrators at two‐year, four‐year, masters‐level, and small doctoral colleges and universities that grant baccalaureate degrees, or provide programs of instruction for students pursuing such degrees with institutional transfers (e.g., two‐year schools), where undergraduate enrollment exceeds graduate enrollment, and no more than 10 Ph.D. or D.Sc. degrees are awarded per year. Such as: research administration in a teaching focused environment; programs that are unique to or aimed at PUIs; issues that are unique to organizations for whom research/sponsored projects are not mission critical.
Human Capital/Organizational Development.
Topics may include: career development; human resources; workplace environment and relations management; personal growth and development; leadership; quality of life development; self‐assessment; supervisor/staff relations; industrial/workplace psychology; succession planning; onboarding; training; getting involved in the larger research administration community, including NCURA.
Topics may include: pre‐award management activities at the central office; proposal development and assessment; research proposal review, endorsement and submission; management of specialized programs, e.g. clinical trials; non clinical, transition/transformation of programs to new stages in research; role of research administration in institutional policy formation. review and understanding of terms and conditions; Uniform Guidance regulations; federal regulatory requirements for pre‐award; role of research administration in institutional policy development; announcement review; management of specialized programs, e.g. clinical trials, program/center grants.
Topics may include: cost accounting; auditing; OMB and Uniform Guidance requirements for universities, hospitals, private sector; matching funds issues/cost sharing; financial conflict of interest issues; facilities and administration (F&A) costs; procurement and purchasing; salaries, compensation, honoraria; and travel allocability and allowability; working with sponsoring agencies.
Topics may include: Federal agency updates; agency‐specific programs and rules; and updates and initiatives from partner organizations such as COGR, FDP, etc.
This is a session with the speakers using a more formal lecture format, with some time reserved at the end for questions. It is the most formal structure. The majority of sessions will fall within this format.
This session would have one or two moderators experienced in the topic, with an “audience” of 10 – 15 sitting around a table. It is an active exchange between the moderators and the audience. These topics tend to be extremely important to a smaller group of people, so expect to have more detailed discussions and case studies.
IGNITE sessions are 10-15 minute, high-energy offerings meant to quickly spark interest and get right to the good stuff.
Workshops are full and half day. They are designed for maximum participation and exchange of information. The format often involves doing work on a particular issue during the workshop time. The promise is when the participants leave; they will have at least a rough plan or tools in place to address the challenge or issue. There is a separate fee to attend, which typically includes extra materials.
Past Regional Meetings
2018 - Billings, Montana
October 7 - 10, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings
2017 - Portland, Oregon
November 5 - 8, 2017
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
2016 - Maui, Hawaii
October 2 - 5, 2016
Grand Wailea Hotel and Resort
2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah
October 5 - 7, 2015
Little America Hotel
2014 - Reno, Nevada
October 5 - 8, 2014
Grand Sierra Resort
2013 - Phoenix, Arizona
April 7 - 10, 2013
2012 - Waikoloa, Hawaii
April 15 - 18, 2012
Grand Sierra Resort
2011 - Denver, Colorado
April 3 - 6, 2011
The Westin Tabor Hotel
2010 - Newport Beach, California
April 18 - 21, 2010
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel