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Throughout the year Sponsored Research hosts several live virtual events that are open to the entire Northwestern community. Events include the Northwestern Central & Local Exchange for Effective Administration of Research (CLEAR) Meetings, presented on a bimonthly basis via Zoom Webinar on the second Tuesday of the month. These educational forums are meant to engage attendees in discussions of notable sponsor and university policy changes, system updates, and other relevant topics that affect the Northwestern research administration community.

Slide decks are usually posted within a few days of each live event and are available for two years. Webinar recordings are available on-demand for up to 90 days. Registration is required to attend live webinars and view recordings. Scroll down to view and register for upcoming events and access resources from past events.

Upcoming Events

October CLEAR Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10am
Key topics: CERES Security: Decoded; CERES Cognos Reporting - including a demo of the Cognos Grants & Agreements self-service solution
Register now for the October Meeting

Chicago Campus Networking Event

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:30 - 11:00am
Simpson Querry Building - Trienens Conference Room (Mezzanine Level)
Join the entire Sponsored Research staff, including Interim Assistant Vice President, Renee Gonzales, and all our team directors, for some causal conversation and a chance to connect in person. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP [Note: RSVPs not required but appreciated.]

Evanston Campus Networking Event

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Norris University Center, Second Floor, 205B Louis Room South
The entire Sponsored Research team will leave our Chicago base of operations for the afternoon, so we can get together with friends and colleagues on the Evanston campus. New Vice President for Research, Eric Perreault, will stop by for brief remarks around 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP [Note: RSVPs not required but appreciated.]

December CLEAR Meeting

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 10am
Key topics: TBD
Register now for the December Meeting

Past Events

February CLEAR Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10am
Key topics: CERES Awards, Training Overview, Cutover Plans, Datamart Update
View the recording of the February CLEAR Meeting

Proposal Deadline Policy Q&A Session
Thursday, March 16,  2023, 12pm
Description: SR leadership will address questions from the research community about the new five-day proposal deadline policy.
View the recording of the Proposal Deadline Policy Q&A Session

April CLEAR Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 10am
Key topics: CERES Go Live
View the recording of the April CLEAR Meeting

June CLEAR Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 12pm
Key topics: Foundation Relations, Buehler Center Evaluation Program, Award Modification Requests
View the recording of the June CLEAR Meeting