Past Events

  • 2020 Dec 14

    NCURA Live Webinar: Navigating the Revisions to the UG (University-Wide)

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description: In this webinar we will discuss key changes reflected in the 2020 revision to the Uniform Guidance, including updated definitions,new requirements as well as modifications to existing requirements. Our discussion will include the government’s purpose in making a particular change, as well as the potential impact to institutions.Please join us for an informative session reviewing one of the key documents impacting sponsored awards at our institutions.
    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the significant events leading to the 2020 Uniform Guidance revisions;...
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  • 2020 Dec 08

    Update to the Procurement Policy

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description:

    Get a preview of the revised Procurement Policy effective January 1, 2020. This session will provide an overview of updates to the Procurement Policy. 
    Updates include:

    • An increase of the micro purchase and small purchase threshold
    • Debarment requirements when using federal or cost-share sponsored funds.
    • The revised version of Vendor Justification Form (VJF)
    • The work-flow in Buy to Pay as it relates to sponsored funding
    • Following an overview of the updates, we plan to reinforce...
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  • 2020 Nov 10

    GMAS Basics Training (Day 2)

    10:00am to 11:30am

    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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  • 2020 Nov 09

    GMAS Basics Training (Day1)

    10:00am to 11:30am

    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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  • 2020 Oct 30

    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.
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  • 2020 Oct 29

    ECRT Basics Training

    9:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    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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  • 2020 Oct 13

    SciENcv Info Session

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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    Online Zoom Course/Webinar

    Description: SciENcv is our best tool to help manage and generate your biosketch. It provides quick formatting of a researcher's biosketch using the required templates for NIH, NSF and other federal agencies. A user’s publication information, professional profile, institutional affiliations and more, are readily available to instantly produce an accurate up-to-date biosketch on demand. This online tutorial will provide:

    • Getting started with SciENcv
    • Assigning delegate access
    • Connecting publication lists
    • Linking SciENcv to...
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  • 2020 Sep 30

    NCURA Webinar: Foreign Influence Requirements Roundup: Agency by Agency Current Expectations Plus a Sneak Peek at What We Think is Coming (University-Wide)

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual Live Web Conference

    Description: With the wealth of information constantly coming out (or being promulgated) related to foreign influence issues, concerns – and requirements that agencies need to impose to address those concerns – it can be hard to keep up with what research administrators need to comply with. This webinar will be a pragmatic snapshot of the national picture, what requirements exist TODAY from various federal agencies related to foreign influence and related national security issues, and what is most likely (but no promises!) heading our way in the coming months. Some research...

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  • 2020 Sep 17

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    9:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Virtual Live Web Conference

    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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  • 2020 Sep 15

    NCURA Webinar: Compliance and the Uniform Guidance (University-Wide)

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual Live Web Conference

    Description: The Uniform Guidance is one of the most important regulatory changes implemented in decades. While its purpose was to reduce administrative burden and safeguard against waste or misuse of funds, compliance remains the primary focus. With new proposed changes on the horizon, IHEs (Institutions of Higher Education) once again prepare to implement policies and procedures in a seemingly never-ending quest for compliance. This session will explore the Uniform Guidance sections on cost principles, internal controls, and audits.

    Speakers: Tolise Dailey, Training Manager...

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