The Office of Education for Research Administration and Finance (OERAF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of training classes and certificate programs supporting Research Administration at Duke University. Training is designed to provide instruction and communicate best practices to the research administration community on sponsored project management. OERAF partners with other research administration central offices and stakeholders to provide targeted training on lifecycle topics within research administration.
OERAF offers certificate programs that provide foundational to advanced training and skills for research administrators.
The Research Administration Academy Certification (RAA) is designed to provide comprehensive training for all research administrators and allows supervisors to tailor training to the current business needs. The RAA Certification can be obtained by completing all RAA classes and passing the final exam.
The Advanced Grant Management Certification (AGM) is an advanced-level certification designed for experienced employees to develop higher-level skills in critical thinking, decision-making, internal controls, and managerial skills.