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NASA Update: Animal Oversight Changes for Institutions with NASA Funding

April 30, 2020

Message from NIH Staff

On April 16, 2020, NIH and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a new agreement to ensure consistent and effective oversight of the welfare of animals used in NASA-funded activities. The agreement provides a framework to enhance communication and...

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Buy-to-Pay Addendum to Procurement Policy

April 30, 2020
 

Dear Colleagues,
 
Although your department may not be using Buy-to-Pay at this time, please see the attached addendum to the Procurement Policy to be aware of temporary changes to procedure.
 
While grants and cooperative agreements require a debarment form at purchases of $25K or more, contracts have a threshold of $35K. The $35K threshold cannot be coded into Buy-to-Pay during rollout, so purchasers will need to manually check the funding instrument type to ensure the proper backup is included with the purchase. Remember:...

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GMAS Update: New Cost Sharing Approval & Resources

April 27, 2020
 

GMAS had a release this past weekend. The release included a redesign of the cost sharing form and cost sharing approval, a new cost sharing request, new electronic signature for Initials and Renewals, and more. For full release notes and resources, please visit GMAS Release 1_53. To read the revised policy and detailed information, please visit ...

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COVID-19: Update on remote operations for AP and Cash Receipts

March 16, 2020

HCOM Users,

With the shift to remote operations, Harvard University Central AP and Cash Receipts have implemented new guidance and procedures . These guidelines are effective immediately; we should NO longer be sending paper invoices to Central. Attached are detailed instructions. Please read the 2 attached documents carefully for detailed guidance:

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COVID-19: Important Info on Research-Related Activities

March 16, 2020

Please visit OSP's website for the most current COVID-19 information for sponsored projects.  

To the Harvard Research Community,

This morning we are providing significant updates to reflect the shift to ramping down on-site research as well as additional updates from NIH and NSF.

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