In response to federal funding agencies and congressional committees expressing concern regarding certain activities that threaten the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has collected and collated updated guidance for Harvard Researchers in... Read more about Faculty Disclosure Resources
Important Update to the PI Eligibility Guidelines:
Effective July 6, 2020, individuals who are automatically granted continuous or limited PI Rights (see PI Eligibility on a Continuing Basis and PI Eligibility with Limitations on the PI Eligibility policy page) who have not already taken the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators on-line course in the Harvard Training Portal must take the course prior to the submission of new or competitive renewal proposals, the acceptance of new or competitive renewal awards, or the establishment of new at-risk accounts by OSP.
Individuals who wish to apply for exceptional PI Rights are required to take the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators on-line course in the Harvard Training Portal before submitting a completed PI Rights Questionnaire to their FAS divisional dean or SEAS dean for consideration. Please be advised that a Harvard University ID (HUID) is needed to access the Harvard Training Portal. Once the course has been successfully completed, a certificate of completion will be generated, and a copy of that certificate must accompany the PI Rights form.
Adherence to this policy is required for all effort related to federally sponsored grants and contracts as well as any non-federal awards where the sponsor requires effort reporting and/or salary certification.
Cost-sharing commitments are generally discouraged in proposals unless they are required by the sponsor. If a proposal commits a quantified portion of a PI’s academic year effort or lists other direct costs that will be paid for by University or sponsored funds, this constitutes a commitment by the University to cost share. Cost shared effort needs to be certified annually, and companion accounts must be set up to track any other items committed.... Read more about Cost Sharing
In accordance with OMB costing principles, it is necessary to explain and justify transfers of charges onto federally-funded sponsored awards, where the original charge was previously recorded elsewhere on Harvard's General Ledger.