Web-Based Training for Grants Managers
NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) manages thousands of grant and contract portfolios each year. With each institute and center utilizing a variety of processes for implementing grant policies and regulations, our challenge was to find a way to harmonize training across the NIH and deliver that training electronically to help grants managers be more effective.
We worked closely with the Grants Management University, a subgroup of the NIH Grants Management Advisory Council (GMAC), to develop a single NIH-wide curriculum and several e-learning modules to educate grants managers and streamline the grants management process.
The e-learning modules provide a fun way to disseminate information to all grants management specialists at NIH and improve the efficiency and consistency of the entire grants process.