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Welcome to the Training section of the OSP website. Here you will find information about educational resources, courses, events, and programs for research administrators across the University.

The University Research Administration Training Team (URATT) has developed a series of courses designed to cover basic information about the world of research administration at Harvard. This course series begins with the Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration course, and is complemented by a sequence of online courses. We also offer an online module specifically designed for Faculty and Researchers.

Research administrators looking to further their practical knowledge of the field may be interested in the Research Excellence in Administration Certificate at Harvard (REACH) program. Please visit the REACH page for more information on the program as well as application deadlines.

*NEW* See Harvard’s Basic Sponsored Administration Training Guidelines if you are wondering what courses to take. 

The mission of Sponsored Research Administration Training at Harvard is to provide staff with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to support faculty and researchers in the pursuit and management of research excellence.  We strive to enhance individual learning and development as the means for creating a better workplace environment and for building a stronger Harvard University research administration community.

Our objective is to is to develop, coordinate, administer and deliver quality research administration training opportunities for staff at Harvard University to support the University Mission of Research and Education..

The Harvard University Research Administration Community supports its Research Administrators in the pursuit of professional development, and in on-going personal development.

Please visit the Calendar for more information about training and development-related events happening in the next few months.