Upcoming Training Opportunity, September ecrt Trainings

Dates/Locations: Tuesday September 13th, 2016, Longwood Medical Area / Friday September 16th, 2016, University Area

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: 

Marie Curie Fellowships

Proposals for the next call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) under Horizon 2020 are due at 11am EST on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Please note that this means proposals are due to OSP/SPA at 11am EST on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Specific information about the call can be found here.

Upcoming REACH Advanced Session: Managing Sponsored International Programs at a University/College

Date/Time/Location: Friday July 22, 2016 / 10:30am-12:00pm / Cambridge, Lamont Library Forum Room

Description: This session will provide a framework for conceptualizing, approaching and enacting international programs at a university or college engaged in research and educational activities. Portions of this framework can also be applied for non-profit and other research institutions. We will discuss the many ways in which an international program or project is created and implemented.

Coming Soon: The Harvard Training Portal!

Many of you have likely heard by now about the new Harvard Training Portal that's on schedule to launch on Monday, July 25th, 2016. The portal replaces three systems: Environmental Health and Safety's TMS system, PeopleSoft Training Administration, and Eureka. All courses and learner history will now be in one easy-to-use system, along with third-party content from Harvard ManageMentor,, and popular programs like the IT Academy, Harvard Leadership Program and Universal Manager Training.

Automated Proposal Compliance Checks for NSF Proposals, Effective July 25, 2016

A recent advisory from the NSF notes that effective July 25, 2016, all NSF proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure compliance with requirements in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter II.C.2. This new series of automated compliance checks are in addition to those that were implemented in previous years. Click here for a complete list of FastLane auto-compliance checks, including the new checks.