The Education & Outreach programs at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) are designed to foster mutually-beneficial partnerships and to promote professional development for individuals responsible for overseeing and supporting activities involving pre-award, post-award and accounting in the departmental and central offices.
In addition to supporting staff learning, we also promote programs and educational opportunities to faculty members and postdoctoral trainees. The programs are opportunities for them to learn more about the complexities of administering science and the necessary methods to promote stewardship, compliance and excellence in all WCM research endeavors.
The newly formed Education and Training in Research Administration (ETRA) office is charged with bridging the gap between education and support to WCM researchers and to the greater research community.
Education and training are the cornerstones for personal and professional development. WCM empowers the research community by providing educational and strategic support to the research faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Through WCM’s training, they can navigate the standardized processes for administering and orchestrating sponsored research as well as the responsible conduct of research with efficiency, transparency and confidence.
The Research Administration Platform for Innovation and Discussion (R.A.P.I.D.) occurs monthly and the forum is designed to keep WCM research faculty, staff and personnel informed about all matters concerning the administration of research underway at the medical college. The objective of R.A.P.I.D is to keep the research community engaged, involved and informed.