Upcoming Training Opportunities July 2019

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know about the upcoming training opportunities taking place in July. Please see below for session details and how to register.

REACH Foundations 101 application cycle open July 22nd – August 9th for the Fall 2019 cohort

Date: Applications are due Friday August 9th, 2019 (application cycle will be open Monday, July 16th)
Time and Location: Please visit the REACH website for program information and important due dates

Are you a current Harvard employee with up to 3 years' experience in research administration or a related field, and would you like to learn more about sponsored projects administration at Harvard? If so, you may want to apply for our Fall 2019 REACH Foundations 101 Program. The program is designed to help participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the administration of sponsored research projects at Harvard from proposal to closeout and to introduce key resources for the further development of participant knowledge and expertise.

The Fall 2019 REACH Foundations 101 Application cycle will open Monday July 22nd. If you're interested in applying, you can apply or take a look at our information about the application process here on our website. Applications are due by Friday, August 9th. Please contact Katelyn Lippman if you have any questions about the application process or general program questions.

Overview of Sponsored Programs Administration Training

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, July 25th, 2019, 10:00am – 3:30pm, Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, 5th Floor, Room 503
Description: 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, and also provides resources and contacts for future use. Workshop attendance is limited to 40.
Intended audience: Staff members with less than one year of experience in research administration at Harvard or anyone who would like a review of or a University-wide perspective on sponsored projects.
Registration: Please register via the class listing in the Harvard Training Portal.

NCURA Live Webinar: Federal And Institutional Efforts To Address Security Concerns And Foreign Threats To The Integrity Of The U.S. Research Enterprise

Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Cambridge, Jefferson Laboratory (17 Oxford Street), Room 356
Presenters: Wendy Streitz, President, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
Robert Hardy, Director, Contracts & Intellectual Property Management, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
Tobin Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities
Description: Congress, the administration, and security and research funding agencies have expressed serious concerns about the increase in foreign state sponsored efforts to inappropriately access or replicate U.S. federally funded research data and information. This includes proposed research, as a means to gain competitive advantage. The webinar will address concerns raised and actions taken to date by federal intelligence and research funding agencies. It will also touch on current and pending legislation, pending inquiries and actions, and existing and emerging efforts institutions are taking to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the history and timeline of federal efforts to address foreign threats and balance national security concerns with the need for free and open exchange of scientific information, with a focus on recent developments
  • Participants will gain an understanding of ongoing and anticipated federal agency, congressional and other actions to address foreign influence/interference.
  • Participants will learn about existing and emerging practices that institutions have adopted to address issues relating to foreign threats and research related security concerns.

Please note this webinar will be live streamed and start promptly at 2:00pm.

Registration: Please register for this session through the OSP Training Calendar. Please note, space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Cost Transfer Level Two Training

Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Longwood Medical Area, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Building, 1st Floor, Room 128
Instructor: Christyne Anderson, Manager, Training & Compliance, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Description: This Cost Transfer session will focus on the role of the Cost Transfer Authorized Approver. The class will include a review of Harvard's Cost Transfer Policies and Procedures, the responsibilities of approvers, identifying requirements and best practices for approval, and cost transfer resources. Attendees will participate in group discussions and work through examples and case studies.
Audience: Anyone Responsible for review and approval of cost transfers.
Registration: Please register for this session through the OSP Training Calendar. Please note, space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

NCURA Live Webinar: NDAs, MTAs, And Other Ancillary Agreements - The Basics

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Cambridge, Jefferson Laboratory (17 Oxford Street), Room 356
Presenters: Charles T. Bartunek, Director of Collaborative and Corporate Research Contracts, Division of Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jill A. Frankenfield, Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, University of Maryland, College Park
Description: During the lifecycle of a sponsored project, other documents besides the proposal and resulting award may be necessary. At the proposal stage, you may want to exchange information under a Non-Disclosure Agreement. In the course of performing the research itself, it may become necessary to share data, materials, or other resources with a partner. To keep the project moving forward, it’s imperative to know the best way to facilitate such a transfer. This webinar will examine the different types of ancillary research agreements, when and why they are necessary, and highlight potential negotiation areas.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about the different types of ancillary agreements
  • Participants will learn when and why an ancillary agreement may be necessary
  • Participants will learn to identify potential issues that arise during the negotiation of ancillary agreements

Please note this webinar will be live streamed and start promptly at 2:00pm.

Registration: Please register for this session through the OSP Training Calendar. Please note, space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

We encourage you to take advantage of these offerings. For more information on upcoming trainings, please visit the OSP Training Calendar.

Please feel free to contact Katelyn Lippman (Katelyn_lippman@harvard.edu) with any questions.

Thanks,
The OSP Training Team