Announcements

NSPIRES Release 7.1

News from NSPIRES:

A significant upgrade to NSPIRES is planned on Saturday June 15. This upgrade will include a new layout and look to the web site. This is a first step in the major improvements planned for the NSPIRES web site as a result of the system refresh activities.

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Revised Independent Contractor Policy

The Independent Contractor (IC) Policy has been revised with an effective date of 7/1/19 (with early adoption encouraged). The updated version has stream-lined the questionnaire and provides guidance and clarification on roles and responsibilities and when and how to classify an individual as an employee or independent contractor. Expanded training materials have also been created to help hiring departments, Human Resources and Finance Offices property classify and pay these individuals.

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Upcoming Training Opportunity: Last Chance to Register for the Overview of Sponsored Programs Training

Overview of Sponsored Programs Administration Training

Date/Time/Location: Monday, March 18th, 9:30am-4:00pm, Cambridge, Lamont Library, Forum Room

Description: The Sponsored Projects Overview is the foundation of the University Research Administration Training Team’s (URATT) course offerings. This full day session, offered quarterly, involves facilitation and participants from across the University, covers basic information on Harvard research administration policies, procedures, the award...

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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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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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