Harvard's GMAS Blog - Great Information on OBI, GMAS, and Sponsored Budgets

If you are a member of Harvard's research community, you may be interested in the Harvard GMAS blog, which is a great source for GMAS news and information about tools and features of the GMAS system.

In particular, we recommend checking out a recent guest blogger series on OBI, GMAS, and sponsored budgets by Alison Wellman Smith from HUIT:

Upcoming OBI Training Opportunities


OBI Grants Financial Dashboard Webex

Date and Location: February 9th, Cambridge 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 559 and Online Webex

Description: This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the Grants Financial dashboard for monitoring financial information on sponsored accounts. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.

Upcoming Training Opportunity, ecrt BasicsTraining


Date/Location: Friday January 27th, 2017 Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, Room L-025

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-sponsored projects.  This course will cover the following: 

Subrecipient Monitoring and the OBI Subagreements Dashboard

The Uniform Guidance, specifically §200.331, requires pass-through entities to evaluate each subrecipient's risk of noncompliance in order to determine the appropriate monitoring level and to monitor the activities of subrecipient organizations to ensure that the subaward is in compliance with applicable Federal statutes and regulations and the terms of the subaward.

Internal OSP FY 2016 Annual Report Now Available

The Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs FY 2016 Annual Report is now available to Harvard staff and affiliates here through HarvardKey login. The report, which is developed for internal purposes, provides a summary of the FY 16 sponsored research results. Please feel free to use the data for internal purposes, and if you want further information for your Harvard school or department please contact