Announcements

Policy Update: Cost Transfer Policy

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the upcoming changes to the Cost Transfer Policy and Procedures. Please see below for more information on these changes and available information sessions that will be offered in the Cambridge area.

Cost Transfer Policy Updates and Upcoming Information Session

The Operations and Policy Committee (OPC) recently completed reviewing and updating the Cost Transfer Policy and Procedures. The following documents have been updated and can be located on the...

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New Online Course: An Overview of Effort Reporting for Administrators

A new online course offering titled An Overview of Effort Reporting for Administrators (University-wide) is now available in the Harvard Training Portal! This 25 minute online course is intended for Grant Managers and staff involved in research administration at Harvard University. (For employees at the Harvard Chan School who need to complete this course, please...

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Announcement: GMAS will be unavailable this weekend

With multiple deadlines next week, including Monday and Wednesday, please note this important information regarding GMAS availability over the weekend:

GMAS will be unavailable starting at 12AM this Saturday, the 7th, for a release. It will be available again by 7AM Monday, the 9th.

For details about the release, read our recent GMAS blog post: GMAS Release This Weekend.

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NSF-PAR Expansion to Allow NSF Authors to Retrieve Submitted Department of Energy Manuscripts to Meet NSF’s Public Access Requirement

Please see the below message from NSF for an interesting update about an NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) expansion:

Beginning on March 26, 2018, NSF authors who are jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) can retrieve previously submitted final manuscripts from the DOE system and pull them into NSF-PAR to meet NSF’s Public Access requirement. When an author indicates they have deposited a record into the DOE E-Link system and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) match is found, the system...

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Training Opportunity: Small Business Subcontracting Plans

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of Strategic Procurement have developed a new training opportunity to support schools awarded federal contracts over $700,000 that require Small Business Subcontracting Plans.

In this training you will learn:

  • What a small business subcontracting plan is, when it is required, and the importance of developing a viable plan
  • Available resources to help you create an acceptable plan
  • The best time to request assistance in the contract cycle
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NSF Announcement: Research.gov Proposal Preparation Site Preview; Site Release Will Be on April 30th

Please see the below message from NSF for some important announcements:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning on April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov or in FastLane starting...

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