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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

Upcoming Training Opportunity: REACH Advanced Session Preparing for a Site Visit

REACH Advanced Session: Preparing for a Site Visit

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cambridge, 1033 Mass Ave, Room M11

Description: Site visits by a donor or external party can be a stressful experience. This session explores strategies for pre-site visit planning; managing the entrance meeting, visit and information requests; and for follow-up post-visit. Participants will walk away with a toolbox and techniques for anticipating what information is required, visit… Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity: REACH Advanced Session Preparing for a Site Visit

Two NIH Notices Released Friday, 3/17

On Friday, 3/17, NIH released two new Notices that are of interest to the research community. You can read the full Notices via the links below:

  • NOT-OD-17-048: NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
  • NOT-OD-17-049: Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. The topic of the third ERA Forum will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative. This Forum will specifically focus on Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) and Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) access and activities.

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2/23/17 Update to OBI Grants Management Dashboards and Finance Dashboards

New content and modifications to 14 of the OBI Financial and Grants Management dashboards will be released this evening around 6 p.m. The release is expected to be completed by 11 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.  The changes will be effective Friday, February 24 and the system will be up by 9 a.m.
 
There are 33 features in the release; please refer to the OBI 17.2 (February… Read more about 2/23/17 Update to OBI Grants Management Dashboards and Finance Dashboards