Banner and Research Administration


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From the menu at the top click on "view by category", and choose "Office of the VP for Research".  Select the course titled "OVPRI-Recording: Banner and Research Administration" and complete the registration process.  You will receive an email confirmation for each enrollment containing a link to the recording. All course titles for our prerecorded trainings are preceded by the acronym “OVPRI-Recording”.   All course titles for our live trainings are preceded by the acronym “OVPRI”. 

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The course will provide a general overview of common Banner forms used in Research Administration. Some of the questions that will be answered during this workshop include: How do I check balances with and without indirect costs included? How do I search for a grant number when I know the proposal number? How do I search for an OSP administrator on a grant? How do I search for a grant number when I only know the title or key words from the title? This workshop is designed for the newcomer to research administrator responsibilities. Project Authorization Notices (PANs) have transitioned to an online format with more information and greater accessibility for faculty and staff. This portion of the Banner session will provide an overview of the new look and feel of the PANs as well as an examination of the new tab format and their contents.

Note:This short course is required for the Virginia Tech Research Administrator Level I Certification Program.

New Prerequisite:To maximize the training experience all participants are now asked to complete Banner Navigation Training prior to attending this course.  This prerequisite is offered online only through the Controller’s Office website. You can also register for Banner Navigation Training through Scholar.  Instructions on how to register can be located at

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