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Digital Technical Assistance

In addition to our prerecorded, on-demand webinars and various resources for conducting cost analyses including the IES-funded Cost Analysis in Practice (CAP) Project and Help Desk, IES is providing other ways for applicants to access Digital Technical Assistance.

Virtual Office Hours
Staff from the research centers will host drop-in virtual sessions to provide technical assistance around particular competitions or for general purposes. Applicants are encouraged to join in the discussion and ask questions. Below is a list of the current sessions and their topics. Attend as many sessions as you would like.

Do I need to register? No. Simply use the call-in details below or follow the Microsoft Teams link associated with the competition and topic you would like to hear more about. The program officer leading the session will allow participants into the meeting from the "lobby" at the beginning.

What are the meeting details?
Note that all times are shown in Eastern Standard time. Be sure to convert the time if you are in a different time zone. We recommend you do not use video so that there is sufficient bandwidth. You may also simply phone in. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., TTY), please send an email to NCER.Commissioner@ed.gov with this request as soon as possible.

Slides for Office Hours

Building Adult Skills and Attainment Through Technology Research Network FY 2021 – CFDA: 84.305N (PDF: 2.3 MB)
Digital Learning Platforms to Enable Efficient Education Research Network (PDF: 233 KB)
Transformative Research in the Education Sciences (PDF: 190 KB)

Competition and Topic Session Dates Log-in Details
Adult Skills Research Network (84.305N) December 17, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 pm ET
January 12, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Microsoft Teams meeting
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-991-0393, 350505045#
Phone Conference ID: 350 505 045#
Find a local number
Digital Learning Platforms Research Network (84.305N) December 17, 2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
January 12, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Microsoft Teams meeting
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-991-0393, 717402586#
Phone Conference ID: 717 402 586#
Find a local number
Transformative Research in the Education Sciences (84.305T) December 17, 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm ET
January 12, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Microsoft Teams meeting
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 202-991-0393, 869107202#
Phone Conference ID: 869 107 202#
Find a local number

Slides for Office Hours

Building Adult Skills and Attainment Through Technology Research Network FY 2021 – CFDA: 84.305N (PDF: 2.3 MB)
Digital Learning Platforms to Enable Efficient Education Research Network (PDF: 233 KB)
Transformative Research in the Education Sciences (PDF: 190 KB)