Past Events

  • 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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  • 2021 Feb 22

    Updates 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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  • 2021 Feb 08

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

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    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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  • 2021 Jan 28

    ECRT Basics Training

    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    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 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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