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Research Events Round-Up

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship gathers all the research events posted to our listservs into a once-weekly email, and we also feature them on our new online calendar. Check out our primer on how to promote your event or email for help.



Now Available!

Step-by-Step Guide for Payroll Accounting Adjustments (PAAs) with Multi-Driver Worktags

Based on feedback regarding the process for Payroll Accounting Adjustments (PAAs), Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS), in collaboration with the Office of Research Administration (ORA), has created a step-by-step guide on how to properly submit a PAA in Workday.

Highlights of this guide include:

  • Troubleshooting Workday PAAs with Multi-Driver worktags
  • Selecting the correct related worktags
  • Selecting the correct Company for the PAA

You can access this guide by clicking here or via the Workday Informational website.

For all inquiries, please contact the EBS team at or the ORA team by emailing Gloria Gari at

Important Due Dates

Effort Certification Reminder

The effort certification period for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2023 has opened. This certification is required by the Federal Government and must be completed within 60 days. Therefore, the deadline will be February 10, 2022. Payroll Account Adjustments (PAA) due dates during the certification period are as follows:

Monthly Payroll:

Period                               PAA Due Date    ECC Load Date

1/1/23 – 1/31/22                  1/25/23               2/2/23

Biweekly Payroll:

Period                               PAA Due Date    ECC Load Date

12/22/22 – 1/4/23                 1/9/23               1/18/23

1/5/23 – 1/18/23                  1/23/23               2/1/23

Please note that this means that PAAs for monthly payroll must be received no later than January 25, 2023 and for biweekly payroll must be received no later than January 23, 2023 to ensure they will be loaded in time to load into ECC. Unless there is an approved exception from ORA, effort must be certified timely. Please send exception requests prior to the end of the certification period to Kimberly Croft, Executive Director, at  Late exceptions will not be granted. Compensation not certified will be removed from the sponsored account and moved on a non-sponsored account.

For more information, visit If you have any questions, please contact the ECC Administrative Office at or call (305) 284-4054.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 10 , 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ECC: Employee Compensation for Effort Coordinators

The ECC for Effort Coordinators training is intended for individuals who have the role of Effort Coordinator in the Employee Compensation Compliance System (ECC). This session will cover the responsibilities of the effort coordinator in the ECC System.

This is offered as a Zoom Meeting. Register in advance via Zoom.

Thursday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Allowable Costs, Allocations and Budgeting

This class introduces costs, allocation, and budgeting for those new to the profession and serves as a review for those who may need it.

Register via ULearn

Wednesday, January 18-19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mass Spectrometry Short Course

The Miami Integrative Metabolomics Research Center and Ophthalmology Mass Spectrometry Shared Instrument Facility is pleased to announce our 2023 Mass Spectrometry Short Course (Jan 18 – Jan 19, 2023)

This introductory Proteome, Lipidome and Metabolome analysis workshop is designed to expose participants to fundamental technology platforms and current methodologies in the field of mass spectrometry-based Proteomics/Lipidomics/Metabolomics. This will include a combination of hands-on laboratory demonstration work, lectures, and some interactive data analysis.

Registration is limited to 12 individuals. Please register soon to guarantee your spot.

Please contact Ms. Faith Harvey for registration

Telephone: 305-482-4987


Wednesday, January 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All About Effort

This class covers the fundamentals of what effort is and why it is important to track on sponsored projects.

Register via ULearn

Thursday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Laura

Lunch with Laura is a monthly discussion session with Laura Kozma, Associate Vice President for Research Administration. There will be new focus each month, including hot topics in research administration, new and significant policies, and changes in the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Registration is required. Register through Zoom for one or all sessions.   

Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Other Support, Disclosures & Foreign Influence

This class covers the importance and responsibility of disclosures to sponsors and the University of Miami regarding support and engagement with domestic or foreign entities. 

Register via ULearn

Wednesday, February 1- Thursday, February 2

2023 NIH Grants Conference

Are you new to NIH grants and looking to better understand the processes and policies behind NIH funding? Or are you experienced and want to brush up on the latest policies and information? Consider this your personal invitation to the 2023 NIH Grants Conference, a free and virtual event on February 1-2, 2023. During this 2-day live event, NIH and HHS experts will share policies, resources, guidance, and case studies in informative and engaging sessions.

Save the dates and add the February 1 and February 2 events to your calendar for easy access.

Here are some highlights of what you can expect from the conference:

  • Learn about NIH grants policies! The jam-packed agenda offers 2 days of sessions designed to clarify the NIH grants process and policies, and opportunities to engage with presenters through Q&A and chat features.
  • Interact with NIH experts! the 1:1 Meet the Experts which are 20-minute chats between attendees and NIH staff, designed for more specific research and administrative questions.
  • Engage and network with your peers! The attendee search feature allows you to filter through over 13,000 attendees to network and connect with colleagues. Networking Lounges are also available for attendees to share tips and attend special events.
  • Gather resources to use and share with colleagues! Explore the Exhibit Hall, where you’ll encounter NIH staff and an abundance of resources located at over 45 NIH Institute, Center, and Special Program booths.

Registration is free and includes your personal “All Access Pass” to the virtual NIH Grants Conference 2022-2023 season. Once registered and logged into the conference site, you are free to explore the 2-day agenda, on-demand library of related resources, and create your personal schedule.

In the meantime, explore the PreCon event recordings and materials for deep dives into select NIH grant topics.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Disease Institute (HEIDI) and the Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) cordially invite you to attend the Annual HIV symposium “Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic” on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The one-day event will be in-person at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus - Braman Miller Center, 1100 Stanford Drive, First Floor, Coral Gables.

The symposium will comprise speakers covering advances in science, implementation, stigma, and disparities.

The registration for The Annual HIV Symposium – Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic is now open.

Registration: Click HERE

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Human Subjects Research Office Virtual Office Hours UPDATES

One-on-one opportunity to connect with Human Subjects Research Office team members for questions and guidance, open to anyone involved in human subjects research at the University of Miami or the Jackson Health System. First come, first serve, no appointments necessary. 

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Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Complion Office Hours

The OVPRS Research Intelligence and Data Infrastructure team will start offering Complion office hours Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00p. This is an informal session (Q&A format) to address your questions, issues, requirements, and wish lists.  Stay as short or as long as you’d like. To learn more about Complion and the onboarding process, please visit  Please review the Use of Electronic Regulatory Binders in FDA-Regulated Research policy to understand if Complion is required for your study.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.