Announcements

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 all NIH grant awards.

The Notice also provides a summary of required progress Read more about 6/5 NIH Notice: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

NSF has recently announced that its headquarters will be moving to Alexandria, Virginia. Effective Monday, October 2, 2017, NSF's new mailing address will be as follows:

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

Read more information about the move here.

As a result of the move, NSF.gov, Fastlane, and Research.gov will be Read more about NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

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.

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

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

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

Harvard University FY16 Uniform Guidance Audit

The Harvard University FY16 Uniform Guidance Audit Report has been filed with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. A PDF version of the report can be found on the Disclosure Statements and Audits page on the OSP website.

Harvard University is required to have a Uniform Guidance audit performed on an annual basis because the University spends more than $750,000. We work with Read more about Harvard University FY16 Uniform Guidance Audit

Upcoming Training Opportunity, Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration

 

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd    

Location: Cambridge, CWD, Room 3318

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 lifecycle, regulatory compliance, Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity, Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration

Upcoming OBI Training Opportunities

 

OBI Grants Financial Dashboard Webex

Date and Location: February 9th, Cambridge 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 559 and Online Webex

Description: This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the Grants Financial dashboard for monitoring financial information on sponsored accounts. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.

To attend this session via webex, please click  Read more about Upcoming OBI Training Opportunities