Annual ecrt Outage & Appointment Changes

June 21, 2022

Annual ecrt Outage will take place from Thursday, June 30th at 4:00pm until Thursday, July 21st at 10:00am. This includes the annual load of certifier file on July 1, 2022. Please enter appointment changes by July 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Lo, Associate Director of Cost Analysis and Compliance.

Research Project Grant Funding Rates & PI Race and Ethnicity

June 21, 2022
NIH has long collected self-designated demographic information on scientists designated as Principal Investigators (PIs) or Key Personnel and used this information to gain insights into the NIH-supported biomedical research workforce. Although the trend toward reduction of the NIH funding gap is gratifying, significant work remains before the NIH realizes a truly diverse scientific workforce representative of our nation. For more details, refer to the... Read more about Research Project Grant Funding Rates & PI Race and Ethnicity

Post-Award Metrics (PAM) Meetings

June 21, 2022

SPA, OSP, and department staff meet quarterly to discuss the medium-to-high risk items on the Post-Award Metrics, a customized report ran monthly to quantify and provide visibility into potential financial risks for the School. In hopes of creating greater consistency with the PAM meetings and SPA highlights, we are sharing the schedule for FY23 Q1 and Q2.

Prior to the meetings, SPA highlights the items that will be discussed during the meetings. We request that you update the department comments for the highlighted items, which will assist your ADF during the PAM meetings....

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ROPPA Training Requirements Updated to Include B2P Supplier Portal Users

June 21, 2022
Individuals requesting access to the Buy-to-Pay (B2P) Supplier Portal are required to take the “Purchasers” role of the Introduction to ROPPA training available on the Harvard Training Portal. The full Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers and Approvers (ROPPA) Policy and additional materials may be found on the Financial Policy website.

CWD Summer 2022 Courses Open for Registration

June 21, 2022
Summer is a great time to take advantage of courses and self-paced tutorials that are free for benefits-eligible Harvard faculty, post-docs, and staff. The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) has courses in July and August that include Career Development, Communication, Managing, Productivity, and Resilience.

For more details, refer to the CWD Summer 2022 Course Flyer. If you have questions about the courses, please contact ... Read more about CWD Summer 2022 Courses Open for Registration

Updated Policy on SBIR/STTR Organization Eligibility for Status Changes

June 21, 2022
NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-22-143 to update the NIH policy on SBIR/STTR organizational eligibility in cases of legal action, such as merger, acquisition, or successor-in-interest, that changes the small business concern (SBC) organizational status so that the organization is no longer eligible for the SBIR/STTR program. Recipients must contact the NIH awarding office in advance of legal actions that may affect organizational eligibility in line with ... Read more about Updated Policy on SBIR/STTR Organization Eligibility for Status Changes