Recommended Sponsored Administration Trainings

Below, we have developed suggestions for training to better support and serve you in your role at Harvard managing Research Administration.

For managers: you can assign most of these trainings to your direct reports in the Harvard Training Portal. Please refer to Managing Your Team’s Learning to read more about how to assign training in the Portal.

If you . . .Examples of positionsRelevant trainings . . .
  • Book travel
  • Order supplies or materials
  • Prepare or approve transactions . . .

for payment on sponsored funds.

Research Lab Assistant, Faculty Assistant, Accounting/Finance Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Grants Manager, Financial AssociateSTRONGLY RECOMMENDED ONLINE TRAINING*ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAINING, depending on role
Oversee employees who prepare or approve transactions on sponsored awards . . .Administrative Director, Lab Director, Lab Manager, Financial Manager, Financial Director, Executive DirectorRECOMMENDED

Intro to Sponsored Projects Administration (online)
Cost Principles (online)
Direct Costs (online)
Role of the Purchaser, Preparer and Approver (online)
Ethics and Accountability (instructor-led)
Concur for Approvers (online)

  • Purchase Federally Sponsored Equipment
  • Approve Federally Sponsored Equipment
  • Manage Federally Sponsored Equipment . . .
Equipment Manager, Lab Manager, Faculty Assistant, Grant Administrator, Department AdministratorRECOMMENDED

Suggested for review (depending on role): Oracle Fixed Assets Job Aids

*Online trainings take 15-30 minutes.

Page updated 4/18/2017