Announcements

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Proposals Due September 14, 2017

Proposals for the next call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) under Horizon 2020 are due at 11am EST on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Please note that this means proposals are due to OSP/SPA at 11am EST on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Specific information about the call can be found here.

OSP is once again

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Notice: Upcoming ecrt outage

Due to the implementation of an upcoming release, the ecrt system will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 pm on 6/30/2017 through 7/7/2017. Please note that statements that have been reopened or available will not be able to be electronically certified and payroll tasks cannot be processed during this time. Any questions or concerns should be directed to ecrt@harvard.edu. We apologize for the disruption this causes.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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