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Updated Guidance on Participation Agreements (PA and VPA)

September 21, 2022
OVPR and OTD have issued updated guidance regarding Participation Agreements (PA) and Visitor Participation Agreements (VPA) as they relate to researchers who have left or will be leaving the University. Specifically, the guidance clarifies that such individuals continue to be subject to the... Read more about Updated Guidance on Participation Agreements (PA and VPA)

Reminders: FCOI and Other Support Requirements

September 19, 2022

NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-22-210 to remind the research community of NIH’s Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) and Other Support grant requirements. It also reminds the community of the requirements to develop an FCOI policy, to post it on their website and submit it to NIH, to ensure Investigator disclosure of...

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OLAW Waivers to Conduct Semiannual Facility Inspections Expiring Soon

September 19, 2022

NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-22-207 to inform Assured institutions that effective October 1, 2022, the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will no longer accept requests due to COVID-19 to temporarily waive the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) ...

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Reminder: Grants.gov Downtime September 23-29

September 19, 2022
As communicated on August 3, 2022, through the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-22-190Grants.gov is migrating its systems and data to the cloud and therefore will be unavailable from Friday, September 23, at 12:01 a.m. ET to Thursday, September 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET (see for more details on the migration). For more information, refer to the ... Read more about Reminder: Grants.gov Downtime September 23-29

Reminders: FCOI and Other Support Requirements

September 19, 2022
NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-22-210 to remind the research community of NIH’s Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) and Other Support grant requirements. It also reminds the community of the requirements to develop an FCOI policy, to post it on their website and submit it to NIH, to ensure Investigator disclosure of both... Read more about Reminders: FCOI and Other Support Requirements

European Commission/Horizon Europe Upcoming Proposal Deadlines: ERC Synergy Grants

September 19, 2022
European Research Council has released its funding opportunity for Synergy Grants 2023, due November 8, 2022, at 17:00 Brussels time (due on October 31, 2022, for school-level and Harvard Global review). This is the only ERC funding mechanism that allows one of the PIs to be based at a US host institution. All ERC Synergy Principal Investigators, whether EU-based or US-based, are required to devote a minimum of 30% effort (including summer months, total working time) to the project. You may find more information for applicants in the ... Read more about European Commission/Horizon Europe Upcoming Proposal Deadlines: ERC Synergy Grants

New PeopleSoft Org Chart Feature

September 19, 2022
The new PeopleSoft Organization Chart functionality is now available to all SPH employees. The goal is to reduce manual effort in creating an org chart for departments and units. To access the org chart, click on the ‘Organization Chart’ tile on your PeopleSoft Homepage.

For detailed instructions, refer to HR's Org Chart InstructionsIf changes need to be made, you could make the necessary changes using the instructions on... Read more about New PeopleSoft Org Chart Feature

University's Update on Shipping Computers & Lithium Batteries

September 19, 2022

The University has released the following notice regarding the shipping of computers and lithium batteries. This notice applies to anyone who ships computers from Harvard, regardless of shipping method:

A maximum of two computers are allowed in one package per federal lithium battery shipment regulations. If you are shipping three or more computers in one box or one or more computers internationally, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at ...

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FY22 Q4 Quarterly Project Certifications & FY22 Annual Effort Certifications due October 20, 2022

September 12, 2022

Review Period: 8/31/2022 - 9/20/2022
Certification Period: 9/21/2022 - 10/20/2022

Prior Approvals: Please keep the originally committed effort in mind when reviewing certifications for any personnel listed on NIH award letters that require prior approval to reduce effort by 25% or greater.

Proxy Approval Form: A proxy approval...

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