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Regional Meeting 2024
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 22-25, 2024
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Reaching New Heights Together
Embassy Suites by Hilton

Submit Your Session Proposal

The RM2024 Program Committee invites you to contribute to the richness of our conference program by submitting a session proposal. This year’s theme is “Reaching New Heights Together,” recognizing our high desert meeting location, Albuquerque’s tradition of hot air balloons, and the collaborative spirit of NCURA. We’re looking for engaging, informative sessions that resonate with the diverse interests and professional needs of our Region.


To submit your session proposal, please complete the form located:


The deadline for submission is April 30, 2024.


Don’t have a proposal idea, but interested in presenting?
Complete our Speaker Interest Form
and the Program Committee will pair you with an experienced presenter in your topic area

Have questions? Please reach out to the meeting Chairs:


Jason Park, Region VI Chair

Alexa Van Dalsem, Region VII Chair


Regional Meeting 2023  
September 24-27, 2023 - Anchorage, AK

For more information visit the NCURA Region VI Website

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Thank you for attending RM2022!!
It was a successful meeting to Reconnect & Rejuvenate.

Regional Meeting 2022: Regions VI and VII

Reconnect and Rejuvenate

October 30-November 2, 2022
Tucson, Arizona

Track Descriptions, Levels, and Formats

Save the Track Descriptions, Levels, and Formats

Track Descriptions


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; research ethics education programs, curricula, requirements, and approaches; and export control compliance; conflict of interest; and 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.

Departmental and Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUI).

Topics may include: proposal development and preparation including announcement review, budget development, institutional routing and submission to sponsor; direct working relationships with and support to investigators; financial accounting and management of research funds; onboarding and guiding new investigators; 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; and issues that are unique to organizations for whom research/sponsored projects are not mission critical.

How to...

Hands-on, interactive sessions intended to show participants how to perform different research administration tasks or efficiently use specific tools, such as Excel. Participants should bring a laptop to get the most out of these sessions.

Human Capital/Organizational Development.

Topics may include: career development; human resources; facilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace; 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; and 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; and 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, and 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; and working with sponsoring agencies on project management.


Topics may include: Federal agency updates; agency‐specific programs and rules; and updates and initiatives from partner organizations such as COGR, FDP, etc.

Session Levels

Beginner or Primer

Participant assumes basic or no understanding of the topics presented. A person with less than a year of experience in research administration

would be the typical audience member.


Participant assumes mid‐level experience with the topics presented. The participant has had experience with subject matter and is somewhat

knowledgeable and is generally trained on the basics of the topic (s) presented. Target audience are persons with 3-5 years’ experience in research administration.


Participants are those with significant experience in the profession, and includes those at Director and Associate Director levels or in institutional leadership positions. These sessions should look to challenge even those fairly fluent on the topic, or provide an opportunity to discuss a perspective or complexity that is not ordinarily addressed for more basic audiences.

Session Formats

Concurrent Session

Formal Presentation Session type. 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. Most sessions will fall within this format. Feel free to manage your time to include Q&A at the end.

Discussion Group

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.

Tuesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 21, 2021

8 AM – 12:45 PM Hawaii | 9 AM – 1:45 PM Alaska | 10 AM – 2:45 PM Pacific |

11 AM – 3:45 PM Mountain | 12 PM – 4:45 PM Central | 1 PM – 5:45 PM Eastern

Regional Meeting 2021:
navigating THE FUTURE
Regions II, VI, & VII


Accessing RM2021

Eventpedia Login and Instructions

Welcome Packet and Information


Regional Meeting 2020: Working Apart and Coming Together 


Thank you to all the presenters, volunteers, and committee members for making RM2020 a huge success! Thank you to all 495 attendees from 26 states and 6 time zones!

Click here to see the slides from the Closing Session

Region VII Business Meeting was on 11/18/2020

Check out the below information!

Questions? Please email Chair Ashley Stahle,


Photos from Regional Meeting 2019

Click on the below links to view the great photos from the opening and closing receptions during the Regional Meeting!

A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wainscott Photography for capturing these events


Thank you Sponsors!

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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:

89 Attendees

11 New Members
29 Presenters

4 Workshop Faculty
16 Volunteers

Access the presentations and downloads from the sessions on the app! Click Here for the web based version. Make sure to login with your registration email and click on past events!


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!

Past Regional Meetings

2019 - Seattle, Washington

October 27 - 30, 2019

Motif Hotel

Eventpedia App

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

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