Academic and Research Enterprise Training


RATE is a web portal developed by the VUMC Office of Contracts Management to manage training schedules, registration, and resources.


VPRAD is an educational program that is designed to support research professionals with the knowledge, skills and experience that are crucial to job performance and help them get recognition for their educational efforts. These professionals include all types of administrators, from administrative officers and budget accounting analysts to lab managers, techs and administrative assistants.


Post-Award Management Training



Spending time reinventing the wheel?

Useful best practices in effort, A-21 compliance, documentation, and monitoring are shared by experienced business administrators in an interactive discussion.

Both new and seasoned research business administrators will benefit from the information discussed in this session.



In this class, we will discuss the topic of cost transfers as related to federal regulations, compliance issues, Cost Transfer Memo Requirements, and recent audit findings. We will review our Vanderbilt Cost Transfer Policy and answer questions you may have about appropriate procedures. We will also have an interactive review of acceptable and unacceptable Cost Transfer Memos.



This session will help determine whether a charge is reasonable, allocable, consistent, & allowable; and how to avoid common problems in charging.



Errors and inaccuracies in effort reporting are costly and can put our research programs, as well as those of the entire institution, in jeopardy.



This class will define the components of the General Ledger and the process and systems involved for the School of Medicine administrator.



Departmental Management System (DMS) is a commitment accounting system that provides users the capability to more efficiently answer the question: "How much of my budget do I have left to spend?"