Learning and Development

There are many educational resources at the School and University for Harvard Chan School Research Administrators.  But, learning also takes place outside of the classroom when we apply and share what we learn from one another.  In this respect each of you are our most valuable educational resources .

Do you have an idea for a training topic?

If you have ideas for training topics, please contact Eileen Nielsen.

New Research Administrators

If you are new to sponsored research administration and/or the school you already know that there is much to learn. To help you get your feet on the ground check out New Research Administrators and OFS Onboarding. And, don't forget that your colleagues are one of your best resources. Our goal is to provide you with the requisite resources in which you can thrive!  

Research Administration Certificate Programs

The Harvard Chan School Research Administration Boot Camp is designed for aspiring, new and seasoned research administrators. The program is a four week curriculum that includes two 90 minute classes per week with pre-assignments designed to enhance the classroom discussions. The school will be piloting a new program Special Ops program in the new future.  This program will be a five week curriculum and will give participants the opportunity to apply their research administration knowledge and skills directly to their portfolios.  Classes will be one two-hour session per week.


Harvard Chan School Mini-Seminars

Mini-seminars are instructor-led but participant-driven discussions focused on key policies, policy updates, business processes and tools. Pre-assignments will include questions and/or exercises to provide participants with a guide to prepare for the mini-seminar.

Your ideas for topics  are welcome! You are also encouraged to take part in leading a discussion. Please contact Eileen Nielsen with your thoughts, ideas and interests.