The Office for Sponsored Programs, Kennedy School of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Administration Services, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences would like to announce a training opportunity in early January.
The University Area Research Administrators’ Training Initiative will discuss important updates to the National Science Foundation’s Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) NSF 16-1.
Overview Since 1991, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the “Common Rule,” has acted as the primary ethical framework for research involving human subjects. Initially inspired by the ideals put forth in the 1971 Belmont Report, the Common Rule applies to many Federal agencies and federally funded institutions whose PIs conduct biomedical or behavioral research. Read more about Proposed Changes to Common Rule: Overview, Resources, and Call for Comments
Only a few spots remain in the next session of GMAS Basics and Requests, scheduled for Friday, December 4th, 2015, from 9:00am-3:00pm in Longwood, Countway Library room 403. Register today through PeopleSoft to reserve your seat!
Each year, Harvard University PIs travel to hundreds of different countries to perform research, provide educational opportunities, and promote the mission of the University. In the words of Harvard’s own Global Support Services website, for our faculty, staff, and students, “there isn’t an international project too small or a destination too remote (except maybe outer space).” Read more about Travel Policies: Reminder, Updates, and Helpful Tips
On January 1, 2016, Harvard will put into effect several policy updates pertaining to the work of the Operations and Policy Committee, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), and Office of the Controller (OC).
In a recent blog post, Mike Lauer, new Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, provides an overview of upcoming changes to application regulations. The changes, which are being implemented to address updated policies and changing business needs and reduce administrative burden, were first announced in October in NOT-OD-16-004. They will be implemented in two phases.