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Region VI aims to provide localized educational opportunities for its members.  Workshops and other educational offerings will also be posted on the Announcements page as they become open for registration.

Lunchtime Learning Series: Proposal Review & Submission

August 23, 2023


 12:00-12:45 pm PDT

The Region VI Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is proud to announce our Lunchtime Learning Series; a short 45-minute session with a focus on a specific topic. The series is not meant to be an in-depth training, but an opportunity for colleagues to present and discuss tips, tricks and tools that have worked (or not worked). This month’s focus is on Proposal Review & Submission where we can have an informal conversation with colleagues regarding the potential pitfalls of proposal submission and review from our seasoned research administrators. 


Join us Wednesday, August 23 for our Lunchtime Learning Series: Proposal Review & Submission with Jeff Derr, providing a departmental perspective, and Jenna Isakson, with the central office perspective. 


Jeff and Jenna will cover issues related to institutional proposal deadlines, communication, and central value-add among other items. 

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pre-award basics webinar


July 23, 2023


9:00AM - 10:30AM PDT

The Region VI Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is proud to announce our Pre-Award Basics webinar. We have numerous individuals entering research administration for the first time, the early-research administrator (1-3 years) and some who are coming back to the field after a hiatus. This course is designed to provide a foundation in pre-award basics for the new, early and returning research administrators. We intend for registrants to leave the webinar with a strong pre-award foundation, resources to support their work, professional development, and an introduction to a network for support in the field. 


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May 23, 2023


12:00PM PDT/

3:00PM EDT

The Region VI Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is embracing the opportunity to continue the conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Join us for a discussion on Breaking Down Cultural Norms within the Academic Setting: Strategies for Creating a Safe Space for Honest and Open Dialogue. We endeavor to expand on our mission and vision to provide a diverse and equitable workplace and social environment through discussion and education with a free discussion group to talk about issues relating to the academic setting and encourage safe, open environments to foster cultural and ethical change in the workplace.


June 6, 2017

Irvine, CA

Cybersecurity and data integrity requirements such as CUI and NIST 800-171 are the new normal in the world of research data. The aim of this workshop is to bring together the affected parties - faculty, contract and grant administration and IT professionals - for a discussion on how to efficiently facilitate research with these new priorities and requirements. This workshop will provide a regulatory overview, a discussion on creating awareness, getting buy-in, policy issues and approaches to IT security architecture. Participants will hear from a faculty panel regarding their experiences.

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