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News and Announcements

Detail Listing report missing Description 1,2,&3

October 17, 2014

Earlier this week several people reported blank Description 1, 2, & 3 fields in Detail Listing Reports for Payables sourced transaction lines.  We have identified the source of the problem and are working on correcting it for next weekend’s FINDINI release implementation on 10/25.  There are 2518 payables sourced transaction lines processed on 9/5 that have blank description 1,2,3 fields that will be populated once our fix is installed. This fix will also update the necessary FINSTAR tables for the export users.

New Effort Reporting Policy Training - Cambridge on November 7th

October 14, 2014

In response to questions raised during training for ecrt, the University’s recently implemented electronic effort reporting system, a new Effort Reporting Policy Training has been developed. This training is strongly recommended for school based research administrators, tub effort coordinators, and central staff dealing with grant management or effort reporting.

New NIH Policy on Use of Individual Development Plans in Progress Reports

October 2, 2014

NIH annual progress reports received on/after October 1, 2014 must include a section to describe how individual development plans (IDPs) are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. FAS RAS and the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs have created a new template to assist investigators with this new requirement.  For the full NIH policy, see here.