The MIT Learning Center is the gateway to MIT training and professional development. Register for any or all of these sessions by going to Atlas Self-Service and following the instructions below.
These courses are in the catalog under Administration > Sponsored Projects & Practices. You may also search by keyword.
To access the learning center follow these instructions:
- Firefox is the preferred browser.
- Go to the Atlas Self-Service site
- You will be asked to login via Touchstone with your MIT certificate
- Click the MIT Learning Center link on the left side of the screen.
- Your MIT certificate will be verified again
- Click on the "Course Catalog" tab
- Click on the "Sponsored Projects and Practices" section
Kuali Coeus Training is available.
OSP Fundamentals Training
Fundamentals: Intro to Unallowable Costs
This introductory-level class looks at cost allowability from both a conceptual and practical perspective, concentrating on the allowability of charges to sponsored accounts. Experts from OSP as well as VPF will discuss how to determine whether a cost is unallowable to a sponsored account and the difference between allowable and reimbursable costs.
- Appreciate the relationship between Uniform Guidance and allowability of costs
- Distinguish between unallowable and reimbursable costs
- Discuss costs in gray areas, where it is not always clear if costs are allowable
Fundamentals: Post-Award Administration
Those who complete this course can expect to learn common issues in award management and reporting. This course is designed for those who play a role in sponsored projects administration and may also prove useful to those who are interested in playing those roles in the future.
- Identify differences between major types of federal and nonfederal awards
- Recognize how to manage potentially sensitive charges as they apply to sponsored projects
- Identify common types of reporting.
Fundamentals: Sponsored Project Closeout
This short course describes the fundamental issues in sponsored project closeout, from project end to final reports.
- Identify the required procedures at the end of a sponsored project.
- Recognize the roles played by the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and the Department, Lab or Center during the closeout process.
- Identify resources available to research administrators in Departments Labs and Centers that relate to closeout.