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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators, 

We wanted to take a moment to tell you about the upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for session details and how to register.

New online course: Cost Principles and Direct Costs on Sponsored Awards

Date: Open for registration!

Description: The University Research Administration Training Team (URATT) is excited to announce the launch of a new online module for research administrators, “...

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ORCID iD

ORCID iDs are required for PIs on individual fellowship and career development applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2020. Fellowship or career development award applicants must register for an ORCID iD and link it to their eRA Commons personal profile.

ORCID iDs are a digital identifier unique to each researcher. Workflow integrations allow this unique ID to create a link between the researcher and key research activities. For more information,...

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Federal Work Study on Sponsored Awards Policy

We write with a reminder that the Federal Work Study Policy against using federal grants to fund the institutional share of the Federal Work Study (FWS) program took effect on January 1, 2020. Any FWS charges on federal awards between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 will have to be manually certified or moved from the federal award to a non-federal funding source. FWS charges should not appear on federal awards after January 1, 2020...

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Office for Sponsored Programs Winter Recess Schedule 2019-2020

Happy holidays colleagues,

The University and OSP will be closing at noon on Tuesday, December 24th, and reopening Thursday, January 2nd.  

Proposals (Initial Requests and Competing Renewals) due to the sponsor during winter recess must be locked and routed by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019.  If a deadline falls during the week of January 2-10, please email OSPProposalAssistance@harvard.edu so we are aware that something will need to be quickly turned around upon return from break.  ...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities December 2019

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know about an upcoming training opportunity taking place this month. Please see below for session details and how to register.

Justification and Supporting Documentation Webinar

Date: 12/11/2019
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Live Webinar Training (online only)
Description: This webex is will focus on analyzing and identifying documentation that provides strong support for costs on sponsored awards. The webex...

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Changes coming to Cost Sharing in GMAS

The GMAS team is working closely with the Cost Sharing Committee to enhance cost sharing functionality in GMAS, with a release date expected in Winter 2020.

This effort has included multiple outreach sessions with department and school representatives to identify issues, gather ideas, and meet the goals of:

  • Aligning functionality and terminology in GMAS with the Cost Share Policy (it should be noted that there is no change to the policy)
  • Fixing the system - making it easier to use and understand...
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NIH offers extension for childbirth during K99 eligibility

On October 30, 2019, NIH released NOT-OD-20-11, announcing an update to its extension policy on the eligibility window to apply for a K99. Effective immediately, "NIH will approve an extension of one year for childbirth within the 4 year K99 eligibility window."  For more information, please read the full notice: NOT-OD-20-011 NIH Extension Policy for Eligibility Window for Pathway to Independence Awards...

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