SPA offers VERA office hours, reporting/data training sessions throughout fall semester

Sponsored Programs Administration will offer its first-ever pre-award report/data training this fall. SPA offers training sessions every other Monday and holds office hours twice a week to improve the Vanderbilt community’s overall ability to report data. Grants managers and research administrators will benefit most from this expanded effort, but anyone with a stake in pre-award reporting is encouraged to attend.

VERA reporting office hours

Scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m., these office hours are for anyone with a stake in pre-award data to ask questions and receive assistance from one of the SPA specialists.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 1–2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1–2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1–2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1–2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1–2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1–2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 1–2 p.m.

SPA reporting/data training sessions

These training sessions are every other Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. Anyone with a stake in pre-award reporting is welcome to attend.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2–3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2–3 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 21, 2–3 p.m.

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.  If you have any questions related to report/data training, please contact VERA at