Past Events

  • 2022 Jan 14

    Faculty Effort (University-wide)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar
    Description: This advanced course focuses on the lifecycle of faculty effort and reinforces important policy requirements and definitions. Participants will have the opportunity to apply concepts and perform effort calculations during this course. 
    By the end of this session participants will be able to: 
    • Define proposed effort, committed effort, and certified effort as they change over the life an award
    • Explain effort commitment principles to researchers
    • Determine when prior sponsor approvals and adjustments are...
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  • 2021 Dec 16

    Sponsored Cost Allocation Methodology Info Session

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    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...

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  • 2021 Dec 08

    Overview of Sponsored Programs Training

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar
    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... Read more about Overview of Sponsored Programs Training
  • 2021 Dec 03

    GMAS Basics and Requests (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 Dec 02

    GMAS Basics and Requests (Day 1)

    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 Dec 01

    Financial Award Management

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar
    Description: This course was developed to help research administrators effectively apply cost principles to manage sponsored awards. In this session participants will:
    • Utilize internal financial systems (GMAS, HART) to confirm compliance to sponsor terms and internal policies
    • Take appropriate steps to review, analyze, and, in cases of non-compliance, move costs. 
    • Identify the differences between journals and cost transfers
    Audience: Research Administrators, Grant Managers, Research Portfolio... Read more about Financial Award Management
  • 2021 Nov 17

    Audits: Request and Documentation (University-wide)

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description: This session is for research administrators who would like to gain knowledge of audit requests and what actions are needed when you are audited. We will cover the work flow of audits, the types of audit requests one may receive as well as requested documentation to support costs. During this presentation, we will demonstrate differences in work flow and documentation requested between U.S. audits and International audits through examples. This will provide foundational knowledge and begin to advance participants understanding in how to approach an audit...

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  • 2021 Nov 09

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    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 Nov 02

    SAMS Domestic Recipient Webinar (University-wide)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description: This webinar will cover the following topics:

    • Creating SAMS Domestic Recipient Accounts
    • Reviewing Multifactor Authentication
    • Searching for a Funding Opportunity
    • Applying to a Funding Opportunity
    • Countersigning an Award
    • Reporting and Post Award Activities

    Audience: Research Administrators

    Registration: Please...

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  • 2021 Oct 21

    Overview of Sponsored Programs Training

    10:00am to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar
    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... Read more about Overview of Sponsored Programs Training

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