It is possible to obtain elective credits for CLASP certification through a self-study option.
Following is the procedure for self-study elective credit:
- Email Jena Ashley in ORPA regarding your intention to reserve a “Qualifying Video” (QV) for CLASP elective credit.
- QVs can be borrowed for a maximum of ten business days. When you email Jena, she will respond as to the availability of your requested QV. You may then make a reservation.
- Each video typically consists of six-to-twelve segments. Each segment averages 20 – 30 minutes. To obtain credit, select four segments of most interest/relevance to you. As you watch the segments, make written notes of the important concepts covered by the panelists on the video.
- When the QV is returned to Jena, provide a copy of your notes regarding the four segments viewed. Jena will forward your notes to Mike Ritz who will determine whether or not credit is granted. Mike will communicate with you via email message whether credit is earned.
It is only possible to earn one elective credit through self-study means each calendar year. The list of QVs will be updated periodically and consist of pre-recorded NCURA teleconferences.
The current list of QVs is as follows:
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “It Takes a Village to Manage Awards: Managing Sponsored Awards—Including Communication Best Practices”
Segment 1 Research Administration Models
Segment 2 Roles and Responsibilities
Segment 3 Communication
Segment 4 Education
Segment 5 Major Areas of Concern
Segment 6 Policies
Segment 7 Challenges
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “Technology Transfer Issues for the Research Administrator”
Segment 1 Introduction (Definitions, Recent Law Changes)
Segment 2 Standard Terms & Conditions
Segment 3 Customary Industry Agreements
Segment 4 Complex Intellectual Property in Research Agreements
Segment 5 Special Intellectual Property Situations
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “Complex Agreements”
Segment 1 Overview of Complex Agreements
Segment 2 Coordination
Segment 3 Intellectual Property Agreement Issues
Segment 4 Human Subjects and Animal Use
Segment 5 Export Controls, ITAR, Access Restrictions, Chemical/Bio Security
Segment 6 Best Practices
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “”Managing Cost Issues”
Segment 1 Personnel and Payroll Issues
Segment 2 Cost Transfers
Segment 3 Cost Sharing Management and Companion Accounts
Segment 4 Costing and Billing Service Centers
Segment 5 Allowability of Certain Troublesome Costs
Segment 6 Procurement Cards
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “Cost Sharing: Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”
Segment 1 Definitions and Explanations
Segment 2 Federal Requirements
Segment 3 Methods of Cost Sharing
Segment 4 Types of Cost Sharing
Segment 5 Direct and Indirect Cost Implications
Segment 6 Special Problems
Segment 7 Effort Reporting and Commitment
Segment 8 Audits Conducted by the NSF Inspector General
Segment 9 Institutional Practices
Segment 10 National Science Board
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “F&A Rates for the Non-Accountant”
Segment 1 Why Is F&A Important?
Segment 2 History of F&A Costs
Segment 3 Common Myths Regarding F&A Costs
Segment 4 Overview of A-21
Segment 5 Construction of the Rate (Simplified)
Segment 6 The F&A Negotiation Process
Segment 7 Distribution of F&A Reimbursement
Segment 8 Practical Challenges Affecting the Non-Accountant
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “Subrecipient Monitoring: Assessing Risk”
Segment 1 Definition of Subrecipient Monitoring
Segment 2 Goal of “Being a Good Customer”
Segment 3 Processes at Proposal Stage
Segment 4 Conflict of Interest
Segment 5 Processes at Award Stage
Segment 6 Processes During the Life of the Award
Segment 7 Invoice Monitoring
Segment 8 Award Life Changes
Segment 9 Special Monitoring Issues For ARRA Subawards
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “Managing Financial Requirements of Awards”
Segment 1 Basic Federal Requirements
Segment 2 What’s Different About Federal Contracts
Segment 3 Financial Requirements of Other Types of Agreements
Segment 4 Foreign Agreements
Segment 5 Subaward Considerations
Segment 6 Expenditures & Cash Management
Segment 7 Cost Sharing & Program Income
Segment 8 Billing & Reporting
Segment 9 Specialized Requirements for ARRA Funds
Segment 10 Preparing for Audits & Lessons Learned
NCURA WORKSHOP DVD – “ABCs of the Federal Cost Principles"
Segment 1 Introduction to Costing Regulations
Segment 2 Terms You Should Know
Segment 3 Cost Allowability
Segment 4 F&A vs. Direct Costs
Segment 5 Compensation Matters
Segment 6 Other J Section Costs
Segment 7 Frequent Costing Issues
Segment 8 Where Does Cost Sharing Fit into the Principles
Segment 9 Grey Areas and Not So Grey Areas
Segment 10 Emplasis on Audit Issues
All sessions (with the exception of “Complex Agreements” and “Managing Financial Requirements of Awards”) were previously used in CLASP facilitated elective sessions. If you attended the earlier facilitated session, it is not possible to obtain elective credit for a private (self-study) viewing of the video.
If you have any questions about the QV self-study, please email Mike Ritz, Research Compliance Officer.
Thank you for your continued support of the CLASP program.