New Resources: Research Administration Glossary and Acronyms

Thanks to University-wide efforts from the Operations and Policy Committee (OPC)’s Glossary Subcommittee, we are excited to announce some new online resources. A new Research Administration Glossary and Research Administration Acronyms list were added to the Resources section of the OSP website. Both of these resources are useful for individuals who are new to managing sponsored awards, as well as to “sponsored veterans” looking to expand their knowledge. Here is a summary of each resource.

The Research Administration Glossary includes:

  • Over 300 sponsored terms and definitions compiled from various policies, procedures, and guidance
  • Terms that are categorized across 26 different “expandable” topics
  • Related links to sponsored policies and guidance
  • A digitally accessible PDF version for download that can be easily searched

The Research Administration Acronyms list includes:

  • Over 250 sponsored acronyms
  • General and Harvard-specific acronyms