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NIH Notice of Policy Change to Align with OS Requirements

February 28, 2022
NIH recently announced an update to the Special Council Review (SCR) policy to align with updated Other Support disclosure requirements. Effective with the FY 2022 May/June Council round, Advisory Council members will continue to provide additional consideration of new and renewal applications from well-supported investigators who currently receive $2 million or more in total costs,... Read more about NIH Notice of Policy Change to Align with OS Requirements

Use New SAM UEI in NSF System

February 28, 2022
Effective February 28, 2022, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began using the new System for Award Management (SAM) issued Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) in Research.gov and FastLane. This update was made in accordance with the government-wide transition by April 4, 2022, away from the use of the Dun & Bradstreet issued Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and toward the new SAM UEI as the primary means of entity identification for Federal awards.

Upcoming Changes to GMAS Award Logged Notification

February 28, 2022

When an award notice is logged in GMAS, an automatic notification email is sent from GMAS to the PI and administrative team (dept & SPA). While minor, we would like to highlight 2 upcoming changes to the notification email:

  • Adding to Reminders“Department Action Required: All must be complete prior to action memo”
  • Adding to Reminders“For additional information on Approvals in GMAS, please use ...
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New HSCRA Page: Boot Camp Training

February 22, 2022
Boot Camp Training is now available on HCSRA. Boot Camp is a training resource developed by the Harvard Chan School. It reviews key aspects of the award life cycle and provides tools for effective award management. The training is recommended for all new hires. It is also available for experienced Research Administrators who are interested in refreshing their award management skills. The complete training consists of six sessions. Presentation Slides and Zoom Video recordings are available below for each session.... Read more about New HSCRA Page: Boot Camp Training
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New HSCRA Page: Faculty, Academic, and Staff Summary Worksheet

February 22, 2022
The updated Faculty, Academic, and Staff Summary Worksheet is now available on HCSRA (excel version of the worksheet). The worksheet serves as a cheat sheet for Research Administrators. It includes a consolidated list of PeopleSoft & HSPH Titles, Job Codes, Object Codes, Fringe, Payroll Frequency, and other details useful for journals and... Read more about New HSCRA Page: Faculty, Academic, and Staff Summary Worksheet
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New Guidance & Procedure: Participant Support Costs

February 22, 2022

 

Participant Support Costs as defined by 2 CFR §200.1, 200.456, are direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances, and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees) in connection with conferences, or training projects (note that participant support costs do not apply to NIH training grants).

Effective March 2022, ...

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HCSRA Hints

HCSRA Hint: GMAS Research Team and Changes in Committed Effort 

February 22, 2022
While the University is updating the GMAS Research Team guidance, to include the new GMAS request, we would like to provide a clarification to help reduce the number of unnecessary requests. Committed effort on the GMAS research team should not be updated to match actual effort or salary costing, unless there is a change in committed effort. Changes to costing/actual expended effort may indicate that a request to change the individual’s effort commitment to the sponsor is in order, but these... Read more about HCSRA Hint: GMAS Research Team and Changes in Committed Effort