Ottawa University Research Administrators (OURA)

Ottawa University Research Administrators (OURA)

The members of the OURA group act as a liaison within their respective areas, sharing information related to research management, including new issues/updates and trends. The group's objectives are to:

  • Identify, discuss and address management issues in Research Management and Administration
  • Function as a forum for two-way information sharing and communication of good research management practices
  • Sponsor workshops and other training opportunities which focus on key areas of research management
  • Serve as a resource for providing recommendations on Research Management/administration to key functional areas within uOttawa

Upcoming Workshops

2017-2018 OURA Schedule

 

November 9, 2017, 9:30 / TBT 083:  Policy 21 and eTravel

 

December 14, 2017, 9:30 / TBT 083:  Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide

Simplifying and modernizing the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide:

  • The Agencies are looking to streamline and simplify the administration and use of grant funds by creating a 'principles-based' guide that promotes efficiencies, reduces administrative burden and provides greater flexibility to administering institutions and grant recipients in ensuring the appropriate accountability and use of grant funds.
  • This principles-based guide will foster a balance between control and flexibility, and it will also take into consideration existing administering institutions' policies, processes and internal controls.

 

January 25, 2018, 9:30 / FSS 5028:  Sci-Quest Demo and Update

 

February 21, 2018, 9:30 / TBT 083: General OURA Meeting

AGENDA:

  1. Upcoming Workshops
  2. Concur update / Policy 21
  3. Financial Year End Procedure
  4. 2017 Monitoring Results
  5. Professional Fees / Forego remuneration or payment from pay services
  6. Changes to Research Management Services

 

March 22, 2018, 9:30 / FSS 5028:  HR and Immigration in Research: Session 1

This session will concentrate on changes to HR in research, the tools to support researchers, and the new immigration process for international visitors.

AGENDA:

  1. Impact of Bill 148 on the research community
  2. Overview of the changes to the HR in Research website and tools
  3. Update on the project - Immigration Process

 

March 29, 2018, 9:30 / FSS 5028:  HR and Immigration in Research: Session 2

This session will concentrate on changes to HR in research, the tools to support researchers, and the new immigration process for international visitors.

AGENDA:

  1. Impact of Bill 148 on the research community
  2. Overview of the changes to the HR in Research website and tools
  3. Update on the project - Immigration Process

 

April 23, 2018, 1:00 / TBT 119:  Service Excellence in Research: Session 1

 

April 24, 2018, 9:30 / TBT 119:  Service Excellence in Research: Session 2

 

May 31, 2018, 9:30 / FSS 5028:  Service Contracts

 

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