Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators, 
We wanted to take a moment to remind you about some of the upcoming training opportunities available. Please see below for session details and how to register. 

Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology Info Session

Date/Time/Format: June 8th, 2022 / 1:30pm-2:45pm / Live Virtual Training

Description: The Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology guidance was developed to help administrators oversee and monitor sponsored funds. The Cost Allocation Methodology info session will focus on the following topics:

  • Allocation Methodology Criteria
  • Documentation requirements
  • Allocation Methodology Best Practices
  • Acceptable vs Unacceptable Methodology (examples)

This session aims to help participants establish fundamentals, and provide resources demonstrating common methodology and application examples. By offering these resources, we are deepening our collective knowledge base around cost allocation methodology, thereby benefitting administrative oversight of sponsored funds.

Please note: This training will show a previously recorded session that will be stopped periodically throughout to answer questions live.

Audience: Anyone working with Sponsored Funds

Registration: Please register for this session through the Harvard Training Portal

NCURA Live Webinar - Horizon Europe Funding Opportunities for US Institutions

Date/Time/Format: June 13th, 2022 / 12:00pm-1:15pm / Live Virtual Webinar

Description: This webinar will be exploring Horizon Europe funding opportunities for US institutions. Horizon Europe is the European Union funding program for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion over 7 years until 2027. Horizon Europe is open to U.S. participants bringing their own funding. However, for some of the mobility grants and for research on health-related topics, U.S. participants can be funded directly by the European Commission. In both cases, U.S. participants will have access to the best research and innovation groups in Europe.

AGENDA (click for Full Agenda)
12:00pm – 12:05pm Welcome remarks: Kathleen Larmett, NCURA
12:05pm – 12:20pm Horizon Europe Overview and Upcoming Opportunities for US participation: Diego Sammaritano, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation - European Commission
12:20pm – 12:50pm US participation and understanding of the Associated Partner Status and the Grant Agreement- Megan Moore, Harvard University
12:50pm-13:00pm Participate in an EU consortium, experience from an EU National Contact Point – Bastian Raue, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
13:00pm-13:15pm Q&A, Moderated by Florent Bernard, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
Audience: Research Administrators
Registration: Please register through the Harvard Training Portal.

Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology drop-in session (University-wide)

Date/Time/Format: June 14th, 2022 / 2:00pm-2:30pm / Live Virtual Training

Description: This is a drop-in question and answer session following the Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology Info Session. Participants are encouraged to review the Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology policy and Information Session before attending. 
Audience: Research Administrators

Registration: Please register for this session through the Harvard Training Portal.

ECRT Basics Training

Date/Time/Format: June 16th, 2022 / 1:00pm-2:30pm / Live Virtual Training

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: 

  • Introduction to effort and effort reporting
  • ecrt roles and responsibilities 
  • Workflow for certification by Principal Investigators and/or Faculty 
  • Workflow for Grants Managers to review and monitor and overall management of certifications during certification periods 
  • Best practices during the pre-certification review period
  • Workflow for Primary Effort Coordinators to monitor the process of certifications in their departments and assign roles and overrides as needed

*Please note that this session will include system demos that will first cover Grant Manger responsibilities. The last 30 mins of the session will be devoted to Primary Effort Coordinators and will cover the additional aspects of the systems their role needs to utilize.

Intended Audience: ecrt Basics training is intended for Grant Managers with responsibility for assisting their faculty during the effort reporting process as well as anyone in the Primary Effort Coordinator role. This is a great opportunity for new ecrt users as well as for existing users who want a refresher.

Recommended Pre-Work: Review of the University wide Effort Reporting Policy.

Registration: Please register for these sessions through the Harvard Training Portal.