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- ROAR (Research Operations & Administrative Rounds)
ACOR Certification & Education Series is an education and certification program developed by the Administrative Committee on Research and co-sponsored by the Human Resource Development Center.
The program is designed to give Research Administrators at every level – department, college, and institute – necessary skills and expertise to support faculty in research. The training will provide essential tools for every step of the research support process – from proposal development to project management to compliance.
ACES is a one year, two semester (64 classroom hours) learning experience combining workshops, on-line education, mentoring, and competency assessment, all leading to certification. Participants enrolling in the program are expected to commit to both semesters.
Upon completion of both semesters, participants will have earned the Penn State Certified Research Administrator (PSCRA) designation.