Export Controls

The Harvard Chan School and University are fully committed to compliance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to exports of items, services and technology by or on behalf of Harvard. The Harvard University Export Controls Policy Statement applies both to the export outside of the United States as well as to exports to foreign nationals within the United States. Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of all Harvard personnel, wherever located. 

If you have any questions on whether your research, travel, collaborations or export of any...

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Quick Guide for Researchers

The Quick Guide for Researchers highlights the top 12 issues surrounding research administration and compliance and provides a brief explanation of each topic, clarifies the researcher’s key responsibilities, and identifies University resources for additional help and information.  This guide is intended for all University researchers, and identifies which responsibilities are specific to the Principal Investigator.  Read more about Quick Guide for Researchers

Effort Reporting

Source: OSP Website

Effort Reporting & Salary Certification

The Federal government requires that faculty members or other knowledgeable individuals report and certify compensation and cost shared effort on federal awards. Harvard University...

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Source: OSP Website


Federal and non-federal sponsors perform audits to inspect the University’s sponsored accounts and processes to ensure compliance with the sponsor’s financial requirements. Audits occur as part of federal requirements, as part of specific award terms, and on an ad hoc basis...

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Use of Harvard Name

Source: Trademark website

The Harvard Trademark Program administers the University’s Use-of-Name policies and guidelines, which govern the manner in which Harvard schools, departments, units, student organizations, and the wider Harvard community may use the Harvard names and insignias through representations that are appropriate, accurate, and in accord with the...

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International Research

International Projects and Collaboration (ICA)



Harvard strongly values its international connections and considers the free exchange of ideas among students and scholars across the globe to be paramount to the University’s mission. Nevertheless, the accurate identification and review of research projects that include international components is necessary to ensure compliance with the numerous...

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Grants Management Policy

Source: OVPR Website

Managing the regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities that accompany sponsored research funds is a complex undertaking as this funding is highly regulated.  Sound financial management of sponsored funds is critical in maintaining the public’s trust in both investigators’ and the institution’s ability to...
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Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) — The United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Commerce Control List (CCL) – A list of items under the export control jurisdiction of the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. The CCL is found in Supplement 1 to part 774 of the EAR.

Commerce Control List (CCL) Category – The CCL is divided into...

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Research Compliance

For Researchers

Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC)

The ORARC's mission is to ensure the quality and integrity of research conducted at the Harvard Chan School.  This is accomplished through education and monitoring of research studies in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as institutional policies....

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