E2RA = Education & Excellence for Research Administrators.
E2RA is an amazing educational program on grants administration.
It covers essential aspects of research administration related to Pre-Award & Compliance (overview of human subjects research and research compliance at large) and Post Award administration of grants. The course supports research administrators, research managers and anyone who wants/needs to broaden and deepen their knowledge and their portfolio of skills related to grants administration, about the processes and systems we use at WCM for Pre-Award and Post Award administration and also about the best practices to follow at WCM.
The E2RA course is a fantastic learning platform for professional development in Research Administration at Weill Cornell Medicine that was first launched in the Spring 2016.
The E2RA course covers two modules:
1/The E2RA Pre-Award & Compliance module: All about building up a grant application and a budget + all about understanding the various levels of compliance that apply to the research at WCM.
2/ The E2RA Post-Award module: all about managing a grant once awarded, from setting up a WBS, placing shopping carts, knowing when to request approval for effort variation, all the way to RPPR and FFR.
ALL details about the curriculum for the upcoming E2RA Fall 2021-Spring 2022 is available here: e2ra-fall_2021-spring_2022-curriculum_and_schedule_web.pdf
The E2RA course is offered in two great options:
* Fundamentals E2RA course : If you want to get a detailed overview of grants administration from cradle to grave, + know all about research sponsors, grants application process, compliance, and post award management of awards + so much more, then the Fundamentals E2RA course is your go-to option. The Fundamentals E2RA course represents a time commitment of typically 1 E2RA session per week. Total 60 hours
* Advanced E2RA course : If you want to get the detailed overview from the E2RA Fundamentals course + dive deep into complex budgets + know all about IACUC animal use protocol approval process + IRB human protocols approval process + calculations for Change of Funding and ADR + best practice for financial management of accounts, then the Advanced E2RA course is for you. The E2RA Advanced Course includes all the E2RA Fundamentals course sessions + all additional Advanced E2RA sessions that typically represent one session of 2 hours every other week. Total 90 hours
E2RA participants will obtain the E2RA Graduation Certificate during the Final E2RA Ceremony when they validate both the Pre-Award & Compliance module and the Post-Award module with a minimum grade of of 75/100 to the respective evaluations.
The next E2RA course starts on September, 14th 2021. If you are interested, you can register here:
Email Dr. Helene Brazier-Mitouart, Education Manager with any questions or concerns at HEB2020@med.cornell.edu
The E2RA course is one of the best things that WCM offers when it comes to learning more about grants and research. Whether you are new to grants or have been working in research administration for years, you will get something out of this course. It covers the fundamental concepts that are perfect for beginners while at the same time, touches on complex concepts that are bound to come up in one's everyday work. Helene is a wonderful instructor who genuinely cares, is patient, and answers all of your questions. The presentations are so thorough and I would find myself referring to them multiple times. By the end of this course, you will feel like an expert and be ready to take on any challenge presented. I've recommended this course to many colleagues because I know how helpful it is. Huge thanks to Helene for providing this course!
~ Mina Redzematovic, Department of Pediatrics
The E2RA Fundamentals course provided a high-level view of grants administration and clinical trials conduct at Weill Cornell, which has already helped me in my current role as Clinical Trials Administrator in Infectious Diseases. Weill Cornell's grant and clinical trial start-up and management processes are complex. This course helped reinforce areas in which I was already familiar, and provided knowledge/solidified understanding in new areas. Helene presented this information in a clear way, and her experience and positivity made classes enjoyable. I would recommend this course to new and experienced research administrators at Weill Cornell!
~ ELizabeth Salsgiver, Department of Medicine / Infectious Diseases
The course is crucial to understanding your role and responsibilities in the grants world at WCM. And knowing which department or group oversees different aspects of the grants lifecycle is very important in deciding who you need to contact in order to resolve any issue. The instructor is energetic, full of knowledge, and a wonderful resource to have! I refer to the course materials she provided time and time again. I highly recommend taking this course, it really clarifies what you need to do, how to do it, and when to do it.
~ Karen Jasie, Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI)
BRAVO to the E2RA graduates from the 13th cohort that graduated in July 2021!!!
July 2021 E2RA Graduates: From top left to bottom right: Ariella Simone, Vincent Arno, Karen Jasie, Peter Ortolani, Elizabeth Salsgiver, Nahla Mohamed, Jianjun Xie, Mina Redzematovic, Anna Gwak and Daniella Rea. Amazing work everyone!
Congratulations to the E2RA graduates from E2RA cohort #12, that graduated in the Fall 2020!
Email Helene Brazier-Mitouart, Education Manager at email@example.com to indicate your interest and for any questions!