Events

5/23 NCURA Live Webinar: Overview of the New Research Terms and Conditions

On Tuesday, May 23rd  from 2-3 p.m., NCURA will provide a live webinar explaining the new Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) intended to implement the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and issued on March 14th, 2017 by the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Business Models Interagency Working Group. The RTCs are now available for use by federal agencies when issuing research awards.

If you would like to attend the webinar, please Read more about 5/23 NCURA Live Webinar: Overview of the New Research Terms and Conditions

Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. The topic of the third ERA Forum will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative. This Forum will specifically focus on Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) and Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) access and activities.

OSP is offering the opportunity to Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

Subrecipient Monitoring and the OBI Subagreements Dashboard

The Uniform Guidance, specifically §200.331, requires pass-through entities to evaluate each subrecipient's risk of noncompliance in order to determine the appropriate monitoring level and to monitor the activities of subrecipient organizations to ensure that the subaward is in compliance with applicable Federal statutes and regulations and the terms of the subaward. One effective way to regularly monitor subaward progress is to routinely review and reconcile subaward expenditures to compare them to the overall sub budget and determine if the rate of spending is appropriate based on the  Read more about Subrecipient Monitoring and the OBI Subagreements Dashboard

Additional OBI Grants Management training opportunities added!

The grants management suite of reports in CREW sunsets December 1st, so if you manage grants at Harvard or a Harvard affiliate you'll want to become familiar with the OBI Grants Management dashboards before then. However, if you have not yet attended an OBI Grants Management dashboard training, you’re in luck! We have added two additional training sessions in November to meet your training needs.  There will also be monthly sessions held in December, January, and February.  Please check out the OSP Training Calendar to register Read more about Additional OBI Grants Management training opportunities added!

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

Do you prepare any NSF proposals or manage any NSF awards? If you do, you'll know that NSF's announcement last week about the revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) was important news for our community, as the new PAPPG includes some significant changes and clarifications. (For the full details, see Read more about NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

Upcoming Training Opportunity: Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Longwood, Countway Library, Ballard Room 503

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, Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity: Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration

Reminder: REACH Advanced Training Session: Structures for Encouraging Discovery and Their Incentive Effects for Faculty

Don't forget to register for our exciting REACH Advanced Training Session this Thursday, October 20, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, titled Structures for Encouraging Discovery and Their Incentive Effects for Faculty. Our lead presenter will be Louis M. Guenin, Lecturer on Ethics, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School.

The talk provides a sketch of the landscape of relationships and incentives presented to university faculty as they conduct research funded by government and industry. The session will review fundamental policies concerning the scope of Read more about Reminder: REACH Advanced Training Session: Structures for Encouraging Discovery and Their Incentive Effects for Faculty

REACH Advanced Training Session: Structures for Encouraging Discovery and Their Incentive Effects for Faculty

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Longwood, Countway Library, Ballard Room 503

Please join us for a sketch of the landscape of relationships and incentives presented to university faculty as they conduct research funded by government and industry.  Review of fundamental policies concerning the scope of federal research funding since World War II, including the Bayh-Dole Act on ownership of patent rights, and resultant intrauniversity patent-sharing policies.  Financial relationships between industry and faculty, and Read more about REACH Advanced Training Session: Structures for Encouraging Discovery and Their Incentive Effects for Faculty

Reminder for OBI users: attend an OBI training session before November 1st!

Are you an OBI user at Harvard or a Harvard affiliate? If so, don't forget that CREW Grants Management reports will sunset on November 1st, 2016, so you'll need to attend one of our in-person OBI training sessions in September or October to ensure you are ready for the transition.

To get yourself ready for 11/1, please remember to:

  1. Take the online OBI Tools Training
  2. Request OBI access from your local authorized requester
  3. Read more about Reminder for OBI users: attend an OBI training session before November 1st!

Upcoming REACH Advanced Training Opportunity: Vendor Agreement Case Study: Harvard’s Position on Key Terms & Conditions

Date: Monday, September 26th,  1:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Building (WCC), Room 3007

Description: Vendor agreements provide interesting opportunities to build new skills, such as negotiation. Yet, managing the risks involved in some situations and ensuring consistency with Harvard’s position on key terms and conditions presents complexities and challenges. This session walks through elements of vendor agreements from the initial determination of vendor agreements versus Read more about Upcoming REACH Advanced Training Opportunity: Vendor Agreement Case Study: Harvard’s Position on Key Terms & Conditions