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Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT)

RAFT Training Series

The RAFT Training Series is a program for all research administrators and other staff who support sponsored programs at UF. This series features classes covering the full range of topics across sponsored programs management. The current schedule of courses can be found here. Enrollment is available in the myTraining system.

RAFT Level One Cohort

The Level One Cohort is designed for employees with 18 months or fewer of grants management experience. The cohort is a thirteen-session classroom series that will provide a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF.

In addition, the RAFT Level One Cohort is designed to foster peer relationships within the grants community. Each cohort will be kept to a minimum number of participants to ensure networking and relationship building. Participants who successfully complete the series will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Additional Training Courses

Additional Sponsored Research Training, including mandatory courses in Effort Management and Cost Principles, the PRO3 fiscal management series, Award Management and more can be found at the Sponsored Research Training courses.

The College of Medicine Clinical Research Hub (CRH) provides training on the OnCore Clinical Trial Management System.

Other Online Help

Additional online resources to assist in using research systems and processing proposals, awards, and transactions is available at the Toolkits page.

Other educational opportunities are frequently released through the UF Research Listserv.

Last updated 5/9/24