Harvard University has many applications to assist research administration. (See the Financial Systems Solutions Applications page for login links to Harvard's Financial and Reporting applications). See the information below about the Harvard University, Harvard Chan School and external systems that we use:
Harvard Chan School Systems
WASABI – A Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health custom application designed for detailed budgeting of sponsored accounts, journal transactions and creation and approval of payroll actions. The Wasabi Basics class is required for all new SPH Wasabi users. Wasabi Hands-on Lab sessions ae also available to demonstrate features of Wasabi modules.
Please register for Wasabi class on the Harvard Training Portal. Search for "wasabi" to see a listing of all classes.
Harvard University Systems
is Harvard University’s web-based time and effort reporting system. Please go to the Office for Sponsored Programs/Effort Reporting web page for important dates on the current Period of Performance certifications.
IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) - e-IACUC is the electronic submission of protocols
Submission Instructions for Animal Protocols and Amendments
- For Amendments - All amendments should be completed on paper, unless you have completed your new or 3-year renewal in e-IACUC
For Annual Renewals (USDA covered species only) - All amendments should be completed on paper, unless you have completed your new or 3-year renewal in e-IACUC.
- Annual renewals are not required for protocols using non-USDA covered species
ESTR is the Electronic Submission Tracking & Reporting system for Harvard Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). This system:
- Automates the IRB submission and review processes;
- Is a place to store and access submission documents and meeting documentation; and
- Allows for easier reporting for business process and regulatory purposes.
GMAS - Grants Management Application Suite
GMAS (Grants Management Applications Suite) – A university-wide, web-based system for managing sponsored funding. GMAS is used to maintain proposal, award and subcontract data, activate accounts and monitor spending and approvals. It is also an online repository for storing grant-related documents. For more help, please consult GMAS User Resources.
HART (formerly OBI)
The PI Dashboard is a post award management and projections tool. It provides summary information and also allows users to create and save projections, monitor spending, print reports, and manage a PIs full portfolio of funding.
Find more information on how to get access and training, visit PI Dashboard.
NSF.Research. gov is where you can Prepare & Submit NSF proposals via NSF Fastline.
REGISTERING FOR A NEW NSF ACCOUNT: To register for a new NSF account you must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691). Even though the Harvard Chan School is listed as a potential organization the School's profile is no longer in use: Therefore, the SPA Office will not have access to the proposal and will not be able to submit. The proposal application will have to be redone using the correct (Harvard University DUNS (082359691) profile.
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