Faculty Resources

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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Other Support & Biosketches

NIH requires disclosure of all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to any of their research endeavors, regardless of whether they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at Haravrd University

NOTE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued new requirements for Other Support reporting and Biographical Sketches (Biosketches) submitted on or after January 25, 2022. 

Harvard University’s process for NIH submissions has been...

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ICA Planning Guide

International Collaborations and Activities Planning Guide

Investigators who conduct research outside the United States may encounter regulations and policies different than those that govern research in the U. S. Regulations may differ in the areas of human subjects, taxation, employment, real estate, licensing, or other matters. Additionally, U.S. export-control...

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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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NSF Submissions

New Disclosure Guidelines for NSF Submissions due on or after October 4, 2021



  1. All academic, professional, or institutional appointments, beginning with the current appointment” (in reverse chronology). All current domestic or foreign professional appointments outside of the individual’s academic, professional, or institutional appointments at Harvard.
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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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