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OBI Office Hours (Webex or in-person) – 30 Day Wellness Check (Using the ICC Dashboard and others to Reconcile Accounts)

June 20, 2017

OBI Office Hours (Webex or in-person) – 30 Day Wellness Check (Using the ICC Dashboard and others to Reconcile Accounts)

Wednesday, June 21st 1-2pm

Cambridge, 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 559

Please join us for a discussion on using OBI Dashboards to manage your end-of-year grant closeout. We will focus on the Invalid Code Combinations Dashboard, Subagreements Dashboard, and Committed Funds Report Dashboard. Bring all your questions about reconciling accounts to ensure a smooth

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NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT until Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT

June 13, 2017

Please be advised that the NSF website and NSF’s Fastlane and Research.gov systems will be unavailable over the upcoming July 4th long weekend from 8:00PM on Friday, June 30 through 6:00PM on Tuesday, July 4th.  See below for the full text of the message issued by Jean Feldman of the NSF Policy Office describing the sites and systems affected by outage.

See below for a recent NSF communication re:the outage.

"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation’s new

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REACH Advanced Training Session (6/15) - It Takes Three: Using the Three Lines of Defense Model to Help Manage Risk

June 2, 2017

REACH Advanced Training Session - It Takes Three: Using the Three Lines of Defense Model to Help Manage Risk

Date: Thursday June 15th, 2017

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Location: Cambridge, 1414 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 561

Description: Come explore ways in which departmental management, risk control and compliance functions and internal audit can help manage compliance risk. Presenters will discuss how the unique skills and complementary

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New Policy Governing Assessments on Gifts and Sponsored Awards (“Grants”)

April 27, 2017

Announcement from Patrick Fitzgerald, FAS Associate Dean for Research Administration and Jay Herlihy, FAS Associate Dean for Finance

April 27, 2017

The FAS/SEAS will be issuing a new policy governing assessments on gifts and sponsored awards (“grants”).  The new policy, which will be effective on gifts received on or after July 1, 2017 and on sponsored awards submitted for funding on or after July 1, 2017, will standardize the collection of assessments on current use gifts and grants made by non-federal entities (excluding industry sponsored research agreements) at 15%. Read more about New Policy Governing Assessments on Gifts and Sponsored Awards (“Grants”)

Funding Opportunity: Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship

February 7, 2017

Dean Smith has announced the spring 2017 call for applications for the Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship, a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:

  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research that does not currently have external funding; Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions that might
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ecrt Basics Training & ecrt Report Webex in January 2017

January 18, 2017

 

ecrt Basics Training

Dates/Times/Locations: Monday January 23rd, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Cambridge 8 Story Street Room B2 / Friday January 27th, 9:30am-12:00pm, LMA (exact location TBD)

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify

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Funding Opportunity: Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research

January 9, 2017

Dean Smith has announced the 2017 Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research, which provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the natural or social sciences. Early stage projects which are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Additional information can be found here.

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OBI: Subagreements Dashboard Webex on Tuesday, 1/10/17

January 6, 2017

 

Upcoming OBI Subagreements Dashboard Webex

We encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming OBI Subagreements Dashboard Webex on January 10th from 2-3pm to get a better understanding of how to use the OBI Subagreements report.  This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the subagreements dashboard for routine reconciliation and monitoring of subagreements. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.

Webex Details

Meeting number:  730 459 148        

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