Training Sessions

RAPSS Training Environment: The RAPSS training environment is offered so that you can become familiar with the system before using the production environment. Please note that this system should not be used for the preparation of actual applications. If you are outside of the Rutgers network, you will need to use the VPN to access the Rutgers training environment.

RAPSS Training Schedule: The schedule is posted below. Please use the registration link to make a reservation. Most faculty and staff would take the proposal team training. But these sessions also include the "Approver" training portion, for those who normally approve the endorsement form. These individuals have been identified by their schools as approvers in RAPSS. Training will continue to be added approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. Please check back for ongoing training opportunities over the next year.

Training Session Format (In Class): RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement Process

Unless indicated otherwise, In Class training will use the format below. These sessions will cover the RAPSS proposal and endorsement process.

9:00-11:00 am – RAPSS Proposal and Endorsements Training
12:30-2:30 pm- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsements Training
12:00-2:00 pm- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsements Training (Newark/Camden Afternoon Sessions)

Training Session Format (Online): RAPSS Agreements and RAPSS Awards

For the online training sessions, it will be assumed that there is a level of familiarity with the RAPSS proposal and endorsement process. If you are not familiar with the RAPSS and navigating the system, we urge you to attend one of the RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement Sessions prior to signing up for one of the online sessions. Unless indicated otherwise, the "Online" training sessions will use the following format below.

9:00 am-10:00 am - RAPSS Agreements (Agreements)
10:30 am-12:30 pm - RAPSS Awards (Awards/Modifications/Subawards)

Registration Website:

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with the training registration site.  If you receive an error message while attempting to register for a session, please try closing out of your browser completely, (prior to doing so delete all cookies, etc.), reopen it and try the registration link again. If a browser has been open too long, the registration system will not allow members to use that same browser to access it’s site, and members will receive an error message instead. If this does not resolve the issue, try using a different browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please contact Rosie McCamery at or Chris Stastny at with your registration request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please be sure to register for a preferred session at least 24 hours in advance. If a session lands on a Monday, please register no later than the Friday before, by 5pm. Late registrants may be subject to rescheduling for a future session.

For the online sessions, the link to the GotoMeeting session will be provided to the registrants on the afternoon of the day before the session will be conducted. Please be sure to have the GotoMeeting software installed on your PC/Mac prior to the start of the session. The GotoMeeting software is available here.      


5/01- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement: Camden/Armitage Hall Room 101 (15 slots)

5/03- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement: MEB Library - RM 101G (8 Slots)

5/09- RAPSS Agreements: Online (GotoMeeting)

5/22- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement: Nelson BioLab, Room 125 (23 Slots)

6/08- RAPSS Awards: Online (GotoMeeting)

6/12- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement: Stanley S Bergen Bldg - 3rd Flr - Rm 324 (15)

6/28- RAPSS Proposal and Endorsement: Waksman Institute Rm 301/302 (16) 

Additional Training Aids

If you are unable to register for a training session, please reference the training guides located here for guidance: