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: 

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

Don't forget: CREW Grants Management Reports will be decommissioned after Thursday, December 1st

After our hard work over the past months in transitioning to OBI Grants Management reports, the time has come for CREW Grants Management reports to sunset. On the evening of Thursday, December 1st, CREW Grants Management reports (except the Sponsored Invalid Code Combinations report) will be decommissioned and will not be available starting Friday, December 2nd. From December 2nd onward, any scheduled Grants Management reports will be terminated and removed from CREW. 

NIH Notice: Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Last Monday, NIH released a notice with positive news for recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016. Per NIH's notice, dated November 7, 2016, these postdoctoral trainees and fellows will receive increased stipends. The notice also provides instructions for requesting one-time supplemental funding to cover the stipend increase.