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SPaRC Spotlight

SPaRC Spotlight on the myResearch Portal

A guided tour of new features set to launch in September as part of the ongoing project to modernize the myResearch Portal.  This Spotlight will demonstrate a brand new project landing page, and walk through a new way to access project history and subawards.  The Spotlight will also cover plans for future development so attendees gain a better understanding of what to expect in future phases of the re-design. 

More details on the launch of the new features to follow, via the SPaRC listserv and at the SPaRC Retreat. 

Presented by Bryan Bachman, Senior Assistant Director, Data and Systems, Sponsored Programs Administration

Thursday, October 5, 2023 10AM - 11:30AM

SPaRC Spotlight

SPaRC Spotlight - Reasonable Workplace Accommodations: A Path to Fostering Inclusion

Join the Accessibility & Accommodations Division as Senior Accessibility Specialist, M.T. Hudson and Accessibility Specialist, Datia Flowers, discuss what you can do to be a Partner in Accessibility at the University of Illinois.  Join us for this Spotlight to expand your accessibility and inclusion Knowledge! 

Presented by M.T. Hudson, Senior Accessibility Specialist and Datia Flowers, Accessibility Specialist, Office for Access and Equity

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9AM - 10:30AM

SPaRC Spotlight

SPaRC Spotlight on NAGPRA Compliance at UIUC

This Spotlight provides an overview of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and UIUC's responsibilities under the law.  The Spotlight will also review how campus NAGPRA policy and procedures impact campus activities, including museum exhibits and research projects (sponsor-funded and otherwise). 

Presented by Krystiana Krupa, Program Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Thursday, November 9, 2023 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Quarterly Meetings

The SPaRC Quarterly Meetings provide a platform to exchange and disseminate information related to the support of the sponsored portfolio to central and departmental administrative staff.

Thursday, December 7th 1:30PM - 3:30PM

NCSA Auditorium

1205 W Clark St., Urbana


Meeting Materials and Agenda

SPaRC Annual Retreat

The SPaRC Annual Retreat provides an opportunity for campus research administrators to come together to network and learn about relevant research administration topics, as well as celebrate their role in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign research mission. The day includes guest speakers, plenary sessions on new initiatives and policy updates, and afternoon breakout sessions on a variety of sponsored project topics.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration for the SPaRC Retreat will open in July 2024.  If you have questions please contact Kamil Tamimie (

SPaRC Retreat Agenda

Breakout Session and Department Roundtable Descriptions

Breakout Session Materials

Friday, September 27, 2024 9AM - 4:00PM Illinois Conference Center

Contact Us

For questions or more information, please contact Kamil Tamimie, Assistant Director, Training, Outreach, and Data Management.