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Advanced eSPEAR Courses
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Schedule 

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Course #

Course Name


Instructor (s)

Contact Information

Fall 2023 -
Spring 2024


Contractual Language Review in Sponsored Agreements

This class will discuss the review of sponsored agreements / contracts and some of the unfavorable terms encountered in the negotiation process. 

Russ Lentz

10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual - Zoom


Finding Funding for Your Project

Participants will learn about the different search engines available for use and will guide you through a search process demonstration.

Carolyn Bradley

1:00- 2:00 pm
Virtual - Zoom

ESP13 Human Subjects

To protect the welfare of human subject participants, federal regulations give authority to the Institutional Review Board to oversee the welfare of human subject participants. This class will discuss the federal and university regulations and policy and procedures that must be adhered to in order to protect them.

T. Howard Stone

3:00- 4:30 pm
Training Center


Animal Care

In order for Researchers to use animals on sponsored projects they must adhere to specific federal and university regulations, policies and procedures. This session will cover the history, laws and Federal oversight as well as FSU's policies and procedures.

Kathleen Harper



Intellectual Property

While the PI is conducting research, it may become imperative that the necessary steps be taken to safeguard the research results/ findings. This session will provide an in-depth look at the definitions, laws, Federal insight, and various type of intellectual property.

Brittany Ferraro



Open Access, Data Management and Grants Compliance      

Covers the services and initiatives FSU Libraries offer to support these areas of growth, and provides some examples using the NIH Public Access Policy. This course is a pre-requisite for ESP17.

Nicholas Ruhs

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Virtual - Zoom


Best Practices & Resources for Data Management

 As more federal agencies make data management plans a required part of grant application, researchers are left with questions on how to fulfill these new requirements. This workshop will explore tools and services related to assisting researchers in writing data management plans for grant application. ESP16 is a pre-requisite for this course

Nicholas Ruhs

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Virtual - Zoom

National Institutes of Health / NIH

Provides detailed insight into NIH which will include types of grants issued, Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest, budgets, applications, eRA Commons and awards.

Kathleen Fletcher
Kris Gaskins

2:30 - 4:30 pm
Virtual - Zoom


National Science Foundation / NSF

This session will provide detailed insight into NSF which will include types of grants issued, Fastlane, proposal requirements, revised budgets, award term and conditions, etc.

Taylor Dearman
Kristopher Gaskins

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Virtual - Zoom


Special Topics in Research Administration

State of Florida Agencies: Focuses on working with the State of Florida agencies, including proposal submission process, terms and conditions and post award management.

Cost Sharing: Focuses on FSU policy and procedures regarding cost sharing.

Cathi Bass