Sponsored Systems

Below, we have listed sponsored systems at Harvard and identified training resources to support your optimal utilization of sponsored systems at Harvard.

System Description Resources


GMAS is a web-based tool that supports effective and compliant grant management throughout the life cycle of a grant, from proposal submission to award acceptance, account set-up, creation of subcontracts, financial management and award close-out.
OBI (ORACLE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE) OBI is an interactive web-based data analysis tool used for financial reporting.
ecrt (EFFORT CERTIFICATION REPORTING TOOL) ecrt is the tool used to facilitate the effort certification and reporting process.
CONCUR Concur is the system used for processing employee expense reimbursements.
HCOM (HARVARD CRIMSON ONLINE MARKETPLACE) HCOM is a comprehensive procure-to-pay solution where users request, approve and receive goods and services.
  • HCOM Group (contains job aids and links to training classes)
PEOPLESOFT Peoplesoft is the system used to manage HR data and time reporting.
FRAP (FINANCIAL REPORTING APPLICATION PORTAL) FRAP is the system used to manage sponsored reporting and billing.
PI DASHBOARD The PI Dashboard is a tool used to get a snapshot of a portfolio for a PI and manage projections. See Documentation menu in the PI Dashboard Application for job aids, resources, and FAQs.
OFA (ORACLE FIXED ASSETS) OFA is the system used to manage fixed assets.
ESTR (ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION TRACKING AND REPORTING) ESTR is used by the Harvard Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to automate the IRB submission and review processes.