Upcoming RAN Meetingsa

Upcoming RAN Workshops

NCURA – Financial Reporting at the Department Level & Strategies for Successful Collaboration with the Central Office
Thursday, Oct 24th, 2-3:30pm
The webinar will look at best communication practices between central and departmental offices related to financial management and reporting. In addition, it will identify areas of risk in Financial Reporting, learn best practices for ensuring efficient process and data integrity in financial reports and share tips for effective cross departmental communication and collaboration.

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To build the University’s research support infrastructure by enhancing the professional competencies of those who support and contribute to the research enterprise.



  • Provide educational and training workshops on topics related to research administration
  • Inform the research community on research related policy, guidance and procedural changes
  • Provide a networking platform for research administrators to share information, expertise and best practices
  • Enhance communication between the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the research community


Our membership consists of representatives from across all areas of the University research enterprise including faculty, staff and administrators.

What can RAN do for you?

RAN membership provides professional development opportunities.  As a member of RAN you will receive notifications about upcoming meetings and changes in the processes, guidance, and policies maintained through central administration. The RAN committee will offer training and networking sessions for research administrators throughout the year. The committee will bring in guest speakers as needed and present programming to provide the best tools and resources to support research administrators. A typical agenda may feature an update on current research activities, changes in the uniform guidance, or educational topics driven by the needs of the network members.

A network site through the UMaine Portal has been established in order to facilitate the RAN mission. The network site gives RAN members access to upcoming meeting materials; notes and handouts from past meetings; resources and training; and discussion boards (RSS feeds) for ongoing conversation of topics of need and relevance to the research administrators network. This site can only be accessed by members of the RAN community.

For questions about RAN, including ideas for future meetings and access to the RAN Portal, please contact ran@maine.edu.

University of Maine Research Administrators' Network (RAN) User Group Site

ORA RAN site  can only be accessed by members of the RAN community. If you’d like to join, please contact us with your request at ran@maine.edu.