Past Events

  • 2019 Sep 25

    Financial Compliance: Cost Transfers: Minimizing the Need, Monitoring the Process and Managing the Risk

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Cambridge, 1414 Massachusetts Ave, 5th Floor, Room 561

    Cost transfers have come under high scrutiny in recent audits. While the simplest suggestion is to prevent them altogether, in many cases they are unavoidable. This webinar will explore the federal requirements surrounding cost transfers and examine how two different institutions have implemented policies to monitor compliance and mitigate the risk associated with these types of transactions. We will discuss ways to ensure all cost transfers are appropriate, timely, and most importantly, sufficiently documented.   

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  • 2019 Sep 11

    SRA Webinar - Research Administration: Everything You Should Know (Rescheduled from 8/28)

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Cambridge, 1414 Massachusetts Ave, 5th Floor, Room 561

     Imagine you are hired as a research administrator and they hand you your very first grant award. 
    Do you know what its expected from you? Do you know what is the first thing you should do?
    This webinar is designed for a new project administrator or for those not so new who are seeking advice on how to better do their work. It provides information on what to do when you receive a new grant award, what you should look for in a proposal, grant award document and budget. It describes the importance of knowing the regulations that apply, the importance of a good "...

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  • 2019 Sep 11

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Landmark Center, East Room 004

    This Cost Transfer session will focus on the role of the Cost Transfer Authorized Approver. This 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.
    Instructor: Christyne Anderson, Manager, Training & Compliance, Office for...

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  • 2019 Sep 10

    ecrt Basics Training

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, Room L-025 (Basement Computer Lab)

    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...
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  • 2019 Sep 05

    ecrt Basics Training

    1:30pm to 2:40pm

    Location: 

    Cambridge, 8 Story Street, Room B50 (Basement Computer Lab)

    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...
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  • 2019 Aug 15

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Cambridge, Jefferson Laboratory (17 Oxford Street), Room 356

    This Cost Transfer session will focus on the role of the Cost Transfer Authorized Approver. This 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.

    Instructor: 

    Christyne Anderson, Manager, Training & Compliance...

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  • 2019 Aug 12

    Cost Transfer Level II Training

    2:45pm

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Landmark Center, 3rd Floor, Room 5

    This Cost Transfer session will focus on the role of the Cost Transfer Authorized Approver. This 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.

    Instructor: 

    Christyne Anderson, Manager, Training & Compliance...

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  • 2019 Aug 08

    Justification and Supporting Documentation Webex Training

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Live Webex Training (online only)

    This Webex is will focus on analyzing and identifying documentation that provides strong support for costs on sponsored awards. The Webex will review two aspects of providing proper support: the justification for costs and supporting documentation. Through sample comparison, participants will be able to answer; What makes a justification strong? What makes a weak justification? What support is needed to add value? What is appropriate documentation to support the justification?

    Audience: 

    Research administrators and anyone transacting on sponsored award....

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  • 2019 Jul 25

    Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration Training

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, 5th Floor, Room 503 (Ballard Room)

    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...

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  • 2019 Jul 24

    SRA Live Webinar: The False Claims Act and Guidance for All Institutions

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Cambridge, 1414 Massachusetts Ave, 5th Floor, Room 561

    The False Claims Act (FCA) provides for treble damages plus penalties and is the principal enforcement mechanism used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue civil fraud perpetrated against the government. This webinar provides an overview and introduction to the FCA, as well as information that will help individuals, universities, companies and organizations understand and mitigate their risk under the FCA. It will also discuss protections and rights afforded to whistleblowers that all institutions should be aware of. Finally, it will take a deeper look into some of the...

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