The following resources are made available to all Washington University research administration professionals.

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Course Materials & Tools Library

The STAR program encourages the sharing of materials and knowledge. Many units within the university have developed helpful tools and checklists to tackle various components of research administration. These items have been gathered and are featured in the Tools Library below. Training materials for courses that have recently been featured by the program may also be found below. Additional materials coming soon!

Research Administration Terminology & Acronyms Tool

This Quizlet tool is intended to help Research Administrators become familiar with common terms and acronyms.

Participant Self-Tracking

Participants may track their progress toward earning the STAR certificate by downloading the fillable form below.

Download the participant class completion list here (updated monthly).
To see a comprehensive list of STAR courses and credit hours, please click here.

Ask An Expert 

Do you have a question that no one in your department can answer? Check out the “Ask an Expert” channel in the Research Administrator Network on Teams. Research administrator subject matter experts (SMEs) are available to answer your questions about areas they excel in. Use this network to quickly get an answer from a peer about a subject you might not deal with very often. 

Get Involved: Volunteer to Teach!

Your expertise is needed! Engagement with the research community
enhances the program and builds relationships.


Mentor Program

For more information about this program, contact

CRA Exam Preparation

Are you working towards taking the CRA exam? Earning the designation of CRA, CPRA, or CFRA signifies that an individual “has demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator” (, 2019). RACC offers “Body of Knowledge Review Sessions” designed to acquaint participants with CRA certification topics. In order to offer the session at Washington University, we need a minimum of 15 people to sign up to attend, at a cost of $225 each. If you are interested in attending (date to be determined), please let us know by indicating your interest here.