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Updated Software Accounting Policy

Will you be designing or purchasing software or datasets with research funds? How about using Software or Cloud Hosting Solutions? The Software Accounting Policy (previously called Accounting for Internally-Developed Software) has been updated with an effective date of 1/1/19. The policy defines when costs for purchased and internally-developed software or cloud-hosting arrangements must be capitalized....

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New Guidance for Foreign Awards Paid in Foreign Currency

The Office for Sponsored Programs recently developed some guidance for schools that have foreign awards issued to Harvard University in foreign currency. This guidance is meant to help schools minimize losses due to foreign currency fluctuations. If you have any foreign awards in foreign currency, please take a minute to review this guidance. Contact your local sponsored research office and/or OSP with any questions. Read the guidance here: ...

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Office for Sponsored Programs Winter Recess Schedule 2018-2019

In observance of the University's winter recess, the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) will close at 4:00PM on Friday, December 21, 2018 and will resume operations on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All proposals with deadlines that fall within these dates should be submitted to OSP no later than 5:00PM on Friday, December 14, 2018. As always, earlier submissions are welcome. If meeting this deadline is not possible, please contact the Proposal Team at ospproposalassistance@harvard.edu so that we can plan accordingly. Please...

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Agreements-DUA Submission System Coming in Early December 2018!

As part of a larger initiative to improve and increase transparency into research compliance processes, Harvard will soon have a tool for submission and review of your Data Use Agreement (DUA)* requests. Researchers that share data between organizations can use the system as one place to:
  • Request a DUA review; 
  • Correspond with the DUA reviewer;
  • Track the status of review; and 
  • Manage active DUAs (including extension requests).
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GMAS Release 1_47 (outage 9/28 6PM to 10/1 8AM)

Transaction monitoring is coming to GMAS!

A release is scheduled for this weekend. GMAS will be unavailable starting at 6PM Friday, September 28th and will be available by start of business Monday, October 1st. This release includes enhancements for transaction monitoring in GMAS (which replaces FRAP), bug fixes and enhancements to financial deliverables, and more.

For more information about the release, please visit the following:

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NSF Orientation Video: "The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals"

NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high quality proposal reviews. 
 
NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals,” which can be accessed in FastLane through the Panelist Travel and Reimbursement page and the Proposal Review, Ad Hoc Reviewers page. You can also view the video directly at https://tipsforreviewers.nsf.gov.
 
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BILAT USA 4.0 Horizon 2020 Workshops in September and October

Bilat USA 4.0 is hosting an upcoming workshop series about opportunities for U.S. scholars and researchers to participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research program.

In addition to hands-on training in finding and applying for funding opportunities for U.S. institutions, these workshops will provide an overview of how to participate in Horizon 2020, Horizon 2020 agreements and complexities, and additional resources for US-EU research collaboration. The workshop will feature faculty (research administrators) who have successfully applied for and...

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