Research Administration Video Education Series (RAVES)

Our RAVES online training videos were produced to help you understand complex concepts or processes and use the tools related to research administration at the University of Alberta. Delivered by Research Services Office staff, RAVES videos are intended to build knowledge in research administration

If you can't find a video on the topic you are searching for or have a topic you'd like to suggest, please email your suggestion to rso.raves@ualberta.ca for possible inclusion in future videos.


Introducing the Research Services Office

Introducing the Research Services Office

Learn how Research Services Office helps researchers and research administrators. This includes help with finding funding, applying for funding, negotiating contracts, partnerships and receiving and managing funding. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)


Using Researcher Home Page

Introducing the Researcher Home Page 

This screencast video will give you an overview of how to use Researcher Home Page, a self-serve online grant management tool. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Creating a Proposal Request 

One of the most asked questions at the Research Services Office (RSO), this screencast video shows you how to create a proposal in Researcher Home Page. Research applications or proposals to sponsors at the University of Alberta (U of A) require researchers to create a proposal request online. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Creating a Request for Authorization of a Temporary Over Expenditure

This video will teach you how to create a request in Researcher Home Page to obtain the authorization of temporary over expenditure on a restricted research project. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)


Developing & Submitting Proposals

Submitting a Complete Package 

Learn more about submitting a complete application package to the RSO. This includes the requisite U of A signatures and what is required in a complete application package for RSO review and signature before applications are submitted to sponsors. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)


Receiving & Managing Funding

Reviewing & Verifying Research Grant Expenditures 

Learn what grant expenditure review and verification is and why it is important and how to do it. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Understanding Research Expenditure Testing

Learn what research expenditure testing is, its importance, why it is being conducted and what makes expenses ineligible and/or non-compliant.  (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Preparing for a Tri Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Researchers

Learn why a financial monitoring review is necessary, its importance, and what researchers can expect during the review and in telephone interviews.  (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Preparing for a Tri Agency Financial Monitoring Review for Administrators

Learn why a financial monitoring review is necessary, its importance, what research administrators can expect and what the Tri-Agency looks for in expenditures. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Managing Research Projects

Learn more about managing research projects, including U of A best practices and the importance of retaining records. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)


Contracts & Partnerships

Understanding Contracts

This video is about how the RSO deals with sponsored research contracts. Watching this video will give you more information about what to tell research sponsors before starting a contract, when to call RSO and what to tell RSO so research contracts are concluded as quickly as possible. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)

Understanding the Role of the Partnership Projects Team

This video explains the role of the Partnership Projects Team and when to contact members of the team at the RSO. (If you've watched, please provide us with feedback on this video.)