OSP Blog

The OSP blog contains news, updates, and other information of interest to the research administration community.

NCURA RADG and Holiday Party on 12/10/14: BRAIN Science and the Federal Funding Landscape

Date: 
11/20/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

On December 10th, the National Council of University Research Adminsitrators (NCURA) Region I is holding its final Research Administration Discussion Group (RADG) of the year at the Brookline Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon Street). Networking and registration begin from 1:00pm-2:00pm, the session is from 2:00pm-4:00pm, and the holiday party is from 4:00pm-5:30pm. To register, please visit the NCURA Region I website here. For more information, please see the attached flyer and the summary below.

Strategic Management Utilizing Sponsored Research Metrics - What to Measure and Why

Date: 
11/14/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

Don’t miss this upcoming seminar on sponsored research metrics, presented by Cathy Breen, Senior Director, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Stewart Clark, Senior Financial Analyst, Office for Financial Strategy and Planning (OFSP).

New Effort Reporting Policy Training - Longwood Offering on December 1st

Date: 
11/14/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

The next offering of the new Effort Reporting training is in Longwood on Monday, December 1st, so please click the link to register today!

Final Rule Issued Regarding ‘500 Series’ Articles

Date: 
11/13/2014
Author: 
Megan Moore

As part of the federal government’s ongoing Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State, published its final rule Wednesday governing the move of certain spacecraft systems and related items, including certain satellites, from the United States Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL).

NIAID Releases ClinRegs, a Database for Global Clinical Research Regulations

Date: 
11/10/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

For your potential research project, do you need to be aware of the clinical research regulations in Peru? 

The NIAID recently released a website that offers a growing database of clinical research regulations across a variety of countries. The website, ClinRegs, is still in beta and accepting feedback from users, but it hopes to become a robust resource over time. 

Clear Communication for Researchers and Research Administrators

Date: 
11/07/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

This week the Inside NIA blog posted excellent tips for scientists when explaining their research. Explaining scientific research is indeed an art; it’s not difficult to find poorly written scientific articles. But unclear communication in the research community is not limited to the researchers themselves.

Strategic Management Utilizing Sponsored Research Metrics - What to Measure and Why

Date: 
11/05/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

Don’t miss this upcoming seminar on sponsored research metrics, presented by Cathy Breen, Senior Director, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Stewart Clark, Senior Financial Analyst, Office for Financial Strategy and Planning (OFSP).

Hundreds have already been trained on the new Cost Transfer (CT) Policy. Don’t be left out!

Date: 
11/03/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

As many of you know, we recently introduced our new Cost Transfer (CT) policy, which went into effect on October 1, 2014. Since then we have reached out across the university and trained over 238 people! 

For those who have not yet received training, we do offer an online training via Eureka. You can find that training here.

Upcoming Event: Strategic Management Utilizing Sponsored Research Metrics - What to Measure and Why

Date: 
10/31/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

Don’t miss this upcoming seminar on sponsored research metrics, presented by Cathy Breen, Senior Director, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Stewart Clark, Senior Financial Analyst, Office for Financial Strategy and Planning (OFSP).

Write for the OSP Blog!

Date: 
10/28/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

The Harvard OSP Blog is a useful resource for the research administration community, not only here but around the world. Our blog has hundreds of subscribers and thousands of views every month, and we’re always on the lookout for contributions. Are you a member of the Harvard research administration community who wants to write an entry for the OSP blog? Let us know!