Below are research administration classes offered by Harvard University and outside sources.
Chart of Accounts
Ethics and Accountability
Course description :In this dynamic workshop, you will explore the world of fiduciary responsibility and internal controls. Specifically, you will walk away with a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities in protecting the University's resources while promoting an environment consistent with the University's values and objectives.Some of the key points you will explore include:Fiduciary Responsibility: what it means, why it is important, and how it applies to your everyday work activitiesInternal Controls: what they are, why they are important, and how to achieve an effective control environment
Fraud and Whistleblowing Policy
The Harvard University Fraud Policy was developed to define roles and responsibilities for detecting and presenting fraud, reinforce personal responsibility and accountability, and detail the procedures for reporting and investigating suspected fraud.
For questions, or to report fraudulent activity, you should contact:
- your supervisor
- your HR partner
- the HCSPH Controller (Vicki Johnson, 617-432-3527), or
- the University compliance Hotline (877-694-2275)
If someone has reported fraudulent activity to you, contact the HCSPH controller (Vicki Johnson at 617-432-3527).
Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration
REACH Foundations 101
Provides a comprehensive understanding of the administration of sponsored research projects at Harvard from proposal to closeout, and introduces key resources for the further development of participant knowledge and expertise.
REACH Foundations 102
Through discussion, critical thinking and active contribution, REACH Foundations 102 aims to teach research administrators the "why" behind their major activities in research administration by utilizing case studies.
ecrt Basics Training
This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-sponsored projects. The course will cover the following:
- Introduction to effort and effort reporting ecrt roles and responsibilities
- Workflow for certification by Principal Investigators and/or Faculty
- Workflow for Grants Managers to review and monitor and overall management of certifications during certification periods
- Best practices during the pre-certification review period
- Workflow for Primary Effort Coordinators to monitor the process of certifications in their departments and assign roles and overrides as needed
*Please note that this session will include system demos that will first cover Grant Manger responsibilities. The last 30 mins of the session will be devoted to Primary Effort Coordinators and will cover the additional aspects of the systems their role needs to utilize. Intended
Audience: ecrt Basics training is intended for Grant Managers with responsibility for assisting their faculty during the effort reporting process as well as anyone in the Primary Effort Coordinator role. This is a great opportunity for new ecrt users as well as for existing users who want a refresher.
GMAS Basics and Requests
Course description : The GMAS Basics and Requests training is intended for individuals in departments who are responsible for creating or reviewing proposals for routing to central sponsored submitting offices, and individuals from central offices who are responsible for entering or reviewing proposal data in GMAS.Audience: Staff who create or review proposals for routing to central sponsored submitting offices, and staff from central offices who enter or review proposal data in GMAS.
Pre-Requisites: Access to GMAS (Grants Management Application Suite)
WASABI Basic (online)
This online class is an overview of the Wasabi system that covers the modules, reports and resources. It is mandatory for all new users of Wasabi. In order to get a completion status for this class, you must complete the quiz at the end of the sessions. The sessions are broken down into approx. 10 min. segments, so that you can review a segment, take a break and then go back to the class. The total time to complete all segments and the quiz is approx. 1 hour, 10 minutes
University-wide Online Classes
An Overview of Cost Sharing Policy (online)
An Overview of Effort Reporting (online)
An Overview of Effort Reporting (SPH - online)
This course provides an overview of the Harvard Chan School's effort reporting policy. Topics covered include:
- Risks posed to Principal Investigators, faculty members, and the institution if federal effort reporting requirements are not met
- How federal regulations drive the University's effort reporting policy and procedures
- Committed effort and "reasonable estimates"
- The responsibilities of administrators, PIs and faculty members, and researchers and lab staff with regards to effort reporting and certification
Cost Principles (online)
Direct Cost (online)
Federal Travel Regulations (online)
Financial Oversight of Sponsored Funding (online)
This course discusses aspects of compliance related to spending sponsored funds, and highlights areas of oversight that can be challenging for researchers.
Harvard's Capital Equipment Policy Training (online)
Course Description: This course offers a primer on Harvard's Sponsored Equipment Management Policy, including:
- Policy background: including the definition of sponsored capital equipment, why we have a policy, and roles and responsibilities
- Ordering Equipment on a Sponsored Award: including purchasing equipment with sponsored funds, fabrications, GFP, and equipment transfers
- Equipment Management: including receiving sponsored capital equipment, equipment movement and disposition, and physical inventory
Introduction to Cost Transfers (online)
This course introduces the topic of Cost Transfers. It includes discussions of what they are, why and how they should be avoided, Harvard's Cost Transfer Policy, how the OMB Uniform Guidance Cost Principles apply to cost transfers, and an introduction to Harvard's Cost Transfer procedures.
Introduction to ROPPA (online)
Introduction to ROPPA is an overview of Harvard’s policy on Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers, and Approvers (ROPPA). It is mandatory for employees who purchase goods and supplies and approve these expenses on the University’s behalf.
Introduction to Sponsored Projects (online)
Subrecipient Monitoring (online training)
Travel and Reimbursement Overview (online)
Travel and Reimbursement Overview (online)
This course provides a general overview of Harvard's travel policy. It covers the more common travel guidelines along with some scenario-based examples to assist the learner in understanding the types of business expenses that are eligible for reimbursement.