Past Events

  • 2021 Jun 03

    NCURA Live Webinar - Avoid “Returned without Review….” An In-depth Look at Agency RFPs

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    NCURA Live Webinar - Avoid “Returned without Review….” An In-depth Look at Agency RFPs

    Date/Time/Location: June 3rd, 2021 / 2:00pm-3:30pm / Live Virtual Webinar

    Description: Successful proposal submission requires research administrators at both the central and departmental levels to have a solid understanding of sponsor guidelines.  Efforts to minimize the risk of receiving a proposal as “returned without review” are essential to achieving the goal of getting a complete and compliant package out the door on-time. As proposal...

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  • 2021 Apr 23

    GMAS Basics Training (Day 2)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Brought to you by the University Research Administration Training Team, “GMAS Basics & Requests” will provide attendees with an introduction to Harvard’s Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS) and how it is used to manage sponsored projects.

    The following topics will be covered during this session:

    • Project creation using the request guided steps
    • How to route proposals for review and sign off
    • Review of all the request types available and guidance on when they should be used
    • Project security
    • ...
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  • 2021 Apr 22

    ECRT Basics Training

    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    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...
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  • 2021 Apr 22

    GMAS Basics Training (Day1)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Brought to you by the University Research Administration Training Team, “GMAS Basics & Requests” will provide attendees with an introduction to Harvard’s Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS) and how it is used to manage sponsored projects.

    The following topics will be covered during this session:

    • Basic system navigation
    • Overview of the content housed within the system
    • How to access different project data elements
    • Portfolio management tools

    Intended audience:

    GMAS Basics...

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  • 2021 Apr 07

    Research Management Meeting

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Live Webinar

    Description: This is a bi-monthly webinar style information dissemination meeting open to everyone within the sponsored research administrative community at Harvard. Topics will include federal updates from the Harvard DC office, updates on policies, committee work, and systems, and information relating to the federal awarding agencies.

    Registration:

    Register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

  • 2021 Mar 31

    Subrecipient Monitoring: Informational Session and a Review of Available Resources

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Description:

    In this session we will provide an overview of subrecipient monitoring at Harvard. Topics to be included are:

    • University Subrecipient Monitoring Policy
    • GMAS navigation for organization assessments
    • Resources in the Toolkit
    • Quarterly Review Process

    Intended Audience:

    This session is strongly recommended for all grants management staff responsible for reviewing subaward invoices/financial reports, processing subaward payments and reporting on subawards. The session will...

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  • 2021 Mar 24

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    10:00am to 11:30am

    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.

    Pre-Requisites: Review the Cost Transfer Policy,...

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  • 2021 Mar 18

    Overview of Sponsored Programs Training

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    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... Read more about Overview of Sponsored Programs Training
  • 2021 Mar 17

    SRAI Live Webinar - New International Privacy Regulations and Their Impact on Research

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Description: The European Union has grabbed headlines and attention with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however, around the globe numerous countries from China to Thailand to Nepal have quietly been updating their privacy laws with huge implications for multi-national research. In this webinar we will take a global tour of new regulations and their impact on research. Many are similar to GDPR but some go much further with in country registration requirements. Research administrators overseeing international research need to be prepared.
    Learning Objectives:
    • ...
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  • 2021 Feb 23

    The Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology Info Session (University-wide)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description:

    Formally part of the Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines (appendix B) 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,...

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