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 select this version: An Overview of Effort Reporting (SPH)).

This course provides an overview of Harvard's effort reporting policy and covers a number of topics including:

  • Risks posed to Faculty members and the institution if federal effort reporting requirements are not met
  • How federal regulations drive the University’s effort reporting policy and procedures
  • Committed effort and “reasonable estimates”
  • The responsibilities of administrators, PIs and faculty members, and researchers and lab staff with regards to effort reporting and certification