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VERA trainings, VERA and SPA office hours, research administrator meetings to be held throughout spring semester

As the spring semester begins, Sponsored Programs Administration continues to support the Vanderbilt research community through regularly scheduled VERA office hours and faculty training sessions, SPA office hours, and Research Finance, SPA and Grants Manager meetings.

VERA office hours

Scheduled every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Monday through Friday at 1 p.m., these informal office hours allow VERA users to ask questions and receive assistance with VERA.

VERA faculty training sessions

These faculty-specific trainings are held on a weekly basis during the times listed below, and faculty may register for them in Oracle Learning.

SPA office hours

Scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m., these informal office hours allow the research administrator community to receive broad support from Sponsored Programs Administration.

Research Finance, SPA and Grants Manager meetings

Scheduled on a monthly basis from 10 to 11 a.m. on the dates listed below, these meetings allow research administrators to meet with both the Sponsored Programs and Research Finance offices to discuss a variety of aspects related to research administration on campus. Meetings include trainings and discussions on the latest topics relevant to the research community.

If you would like to be added to the SPA training listserv to receive regular updates on these events, please contact Laurel Duncan Biqiku, training and policy manager for Sponsored Programs Administration, at, or by phone at 615-322-0344.