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NIH Issues Reminder on Recent Deadline Changes

In this week’s top stories on the Extramural Nexus, NIH staff remind award recipients of a recent change to submission deadlines for the Final Federal Financial Report, Final Progress Report, and Final Invention Statement and Certification. Originally announced in NIH’s February 2015 Interim Grant General Conditions, the change dictates that final reports be submitted within 120 calendar days of the end of the period of performance.

GMAS 2.0 Upgrade

The Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS) system is scheduled to be upgraded on July 20, 2015. GMAS was established in 2004 as an administrative system to support and document the University’s $800+ million in sponsored funding. Unlike other similar large-scale University records and communication systems, it has never had a major upgrade prior to this point.

Putting People First: Article by Harvard Research Administration Staff Featured in NCURA Magazine

Author: Jessica McCann

The May/June 2015 issue of NCURA Magazine features an article co-authored by Roseann Luongo, Associate Director for Training and Compliance at Harvard University’s Office for Sponsored Programs, and Denise Moody, Director of Research Compliance with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Administration Services.

Update on America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015

Author: Jon Groteboer

Background
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 on May 20. COMPETES is an authorization bill that sets policy and funding targets for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy’s research programs, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). First enacted in 2007 and reauthorized in 2010, each time with strong bipartisan support, COMPETES expired in 2013.