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.

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.

B2P: Year-End AP Guidance and Reminders

June 7, 2022

AP has noticed a growing trend of duplicate invoices. To help the invoicing process run smoothly, please remember:

  • If a supplier emails an invoice to, the department does not need to re-email this invoice to AP.
  • If you have emailed an invoice to AP and it has passed the SLA (you do not yet see it in B2P), email us at for inquiry. Do not re-send the invoice to AP_Invoices....
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New Resource for Faculty: DMPTool

June 1, 2022
The new online DMPTool could be used to create and share data management plans to meet funder requirements and manage research data. It provides step-by-step guidance for creating your own DMP, including templates and sample plans to help you address requirements specific to Harvard and your funding sources. 

For more details, visit the DMPTool information page. This ... Read more about New Resource for Faculty: DMPTool

RDM Mini-Workshops: 2023 NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

June 1, 2022

Harvard University is gearing up for the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy with data experts providing their insights and services to help you write and implement a successful DMP. These RDM Mini-Workshops are free, open sessions held by the Countway Library on Wednesdays...

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