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Revised Direct Charging of Administrative and Clerical Salaries to Federal Awards Policy and Procedures (effective July 1, 2017)

The Direct Charging of Administrative and Clerical Salaries to Federal Awards Policy and Procedures have been revised. The revisions shift responsibility for monitoring administrative salaries directly charged to federal awards away from the Operations and Policy Committee and Read more about Revised Direct Charging of Administrative and Clerical Salaries to Federal Awards Policy and Procedures (effective July 1, 2017)

6/5 NIH Notice: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

On 6/5, NIH issued a Notice (NOT-OD-17-074) reminding NIH recipients about the requirement to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports to the NIH. The Notice states:

NIH award recipients have a responsibility to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports as required by the NIH Grants Policy Statement, a term and condition of all NIH grant awards.

The Notice also provides a summary of required progress Read more about 6/5 NIH Notice: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

NSF has recently announced that its headquarters will be moving to Alexandria, Virginia. Effective Monday, October 2, 2017, NSF's new mailing address will be as follows:

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

Read more information about the move here.

As a result of the move, NSF.gov, Fastlane, and Research.gov will be Read more about NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

5/30 NIH Notice: Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials

On 5/30, NIH issued a new notice (NOT-OD-17-066) on that updates and replaces the prior NIH policy on post-submission materials:

This Notice updates and replaces the NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH policy for post-submission materials for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017. It expands that policy to include citations to issued patents as allowable post-submission materials.  Post-submission materials are those submitted after submission of Read more about 5/30 NIH Notice: Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials

New online modules now available in the Harvard Training Portal

We are excited to announce the launch of new online learning content in the Harvard Training Portal! These online modules are recommended for anyone engaged in sponsored programs administration at the University, and can be viewed from the convenience of your desk.

5/23 NCURA Live Webinar: Overview of the New Research Terms and Conditions

On Tuesday, May 23rd  from 2-3 p.m., NCURA will provide a live webinar explaining the new Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) intended to implement the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and issued on March 14th, 2017 by the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Business Models Interagency Working Group. The RTCs are now available for use by federal agencies when issuing research awards.

If you would like to attend the webinar, please Read more about 5/23 NCURA Live Webinar: Overview of the New Research Terms and Conditions

Revised University Subrecipient Monitoring Policy Released

Author: Tracey Westervelt

The revised University Subrecipient Monitoring Policy was updated in March 2017 and has been released. This updated policy is meant to instruct faculty and research administration staff on implementing necessary procedures to ensure Harvard’s proper stewardship of sponsor funds issued through subawards. Funds issued through Harvard subawards to subrecipient organizations should receive the same level of scrutiny as funds remaining at Harvard. Faculty and administrators should use this policy as a resource to ensure that Harvard’s subawards are used Read more about Revised University Subrecipient Monitoring Policy Released

NSF announcement: New pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information

See the below message from NSF for important information on a new pilot:

Dear Colleagues:

On April 24, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals.

The NSF Read more about NSF announcement: New pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information

New 5-Day Policy Exception Request Form for University Area Proposal Submissions

In exciting news, starting on April 1st, the process to request an exception to the University Area 5 Day Submission Policy will be changed. Instead of email, all requests will be submitted through a simple online form. No further action is required after submitting the form.

The form is available directly from the OSP website or by visiting this link: http://osp.finance.harvard.edu/5-day-exception-request-form.

This new Read more about New 5-Day Policy Exception Request Form for University Area Proposal Submissions