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


Login to Concur  (Travel and Expense)

Find more information on Concur training and resources.


ecrt (Effort Certification Reporting Technology) 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

Log into e-IACUC

  • 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)

Login to Harvard Analytics and Reporting Tool (HART)  (formerly OBI)

Find more information on HART (formerly OBI)--how to get access, training, security settings.

PI Dashboard

Login to PI Dashboard

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.

External Systems

ASSIST login

NSF Fastlane


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.


Listservs and Blogs

eRA Commons News

eRA News

Latest news from the electronic Research Administration (eRA)

ERA Commons Updates Listserv

ERA Commons List Serves for Updates

Listserv for updates on the NIH Electronic Submission program and eRA Commons

HCSRA Listserv

The HCSRA listserv disseminates information related to the Research Administration audience.  Please subscribe if you want to receive communications about research administration at the Harvard Chan School.


Open Mike Blog from NIH

Open Mike blog from NIH

Blog by NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Mike Lauer

NIH Listserv

NIH Notices

NIH Guide LISTSERV: Subscribe to Weekly TOC Email with New NIH Guide Postings


RESADM-L A Research Administration Discussion List