Announcements

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

Upcoming Training Opportunity, ecrt BasicsTraining

 

Date/Location: Friday January 27th, 2017 Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, Room L-025

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-sponsored projects.  This course will cover the following: 

NSF Advisory Announces Upcoming 1/30/2017 Update to FastLane

NSF has posted an advisory announcing a release of updates to FastLane on January 30th, 2017. These changes to FastLane will support the NSF policy updates that will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30th, 2017. These changes are reflected in the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 17-1) (see our… Read more about NSF Advisory Announces Upcoming 1/30/2017 Update to FastLane

Internal OSP FY 2016 Annual Report Now Available

The Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs FY 2016 Annual Report is now available to Harvard staff and affiliates here through HarvardKey login. The report, which is developed for internal purposes, provides a summary of the FY 16 sponsored research results. Please feel free to use the data for internal purposes, and if you want further information for your Harvard school or department please contact osp_webmaster@harvard.edu.

For an overall view of… Read more about Internal OSP FY 2016 Annual Report Now Available