RAS Fridays Archive

This archive contains the topics and speakers of past RAS Fridays, dating back to September 2014. To view the specific event page along with the agenda and presentation materials, please click on the respective RAS Fridays link.

 

RAS Fridays, April 12, 2019

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RAS Fridays, March 15, 2019

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RAS Fridays, February 15, 2019

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RAS Fridays, May 18, 2018

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Internal Controls Update- Nuala McGowan, Eileen Nielsen
  • Sponsored Controls- Carlos Cevallos, Corryne Swails
  • EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)- Mark Barnes, Jennifer Ponting
  • University Quarterly Monitoring Update- Roseann Luongo
  • New Procurement Policy- Roseann Luongo, Sara Malconian, Lauren Aiello
RAS Fridays, April 20, 2018

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Cost Transfer Policy Update- Denise Moody, Christyne Anderson
  • Introduction to the Space Survey Process as part of the Indirect Cost Proposal Submission- Charlotte Gallant
  • Part of Accounts Process Update- Pat Fitzgerald, Nuala McGowan
RAS Fridays, March 16, 2018

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • GMAS FIRST Release- OSP Research Finance
  • Subrecipient Monitoring GMAS Enhancement- Webb Brightwell, Jon Dutt
  • Federal Landscape- Jon Groteboer
RAS Fridays, February 16, 2018

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • T&E Dashboard in OBI- Katherine Gates
  • OSP Quarterly Monitoring Program- Roseann Luongo
RAS Fridays, January 19, 2018

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • PI Dashboard Overview- Christine Jacinto, Monica Patel, Ruth LaCroix, Nancy DiNicolo
  • Subcontract Object Code Review- Judy Ryan
  • Office for Sponsored Programs Pre-Award Update- Jen Ponting
  • Office for Sponsored Programs Post-Award/ Research Finance Update- Tricia Hopkins, Sheila Doyle
RAS Fridays, December 15, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • FAS/SEAS Cost Transfer Testing- Sarah Axelrod, Min Xiao
  • Changes to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures- Jen Lech, Karen Rizman
  • Freedom of Information Act language in OGC site- Bradley Abruzzi
  • Export Controls Update- Melissa Lopes
RAS Fridays, November 17, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Connecting Postdocs with Funding Opportunities- A Departmental Perspective- Kristin Pennarun, Krista Carmichael
  • HUID & Period of Work Performed (PWP) Update- Jon Dutt, Judy Ryan
  • OBI TLX Demo- Nancy Guisinger, Heather Fusco
  • Early Career Award Exemption from the FAS/SEAS Grant and Gift Assessment Policy- Tiffany Blackman, Erin Hale
  • Award Set-Up Process for Grants under the FAS/SEAS Grant and Gift Assessment Policy- Tiffany Blackman, Marrybell Ramos
  • RMAS- Sub recipient Monitoring Audit Overview & Results- Goda Sekmokaite
RAS Fridays, October 20, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Corporate Alliances in the Context of Havard's Office of Technology Development- Jessica Goodman
  • Workspace- The standard way to apply for grants in Grants.gov- Mandy Ellenwood, Jen Lech, Marrybell Ramos
  • Procurement Update for Receiving Threshold & Admin Salaries Process- Roseann Luongo, Daniel Holabaugh, David Casavant
  • RMAS- Effort Reporting Audit Overview & Results- Goda Sekmokaite, Lauren Kopec
RAS Fridays, September 15, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • FAS Academic Year Salary Incentive Program- Pat Fitzgerald
  • Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS) Suite Update- Andrew Malone
  • Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Update- Katherine Gates
RAS Fridays, May 19, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Sponsored Financial Reporting, Billing, and Collection Team at OSP: Overview of Responsibilities- Sheila Doyle
  • Indirect Cost Updates- Judy Ryan, Tom Bourgeois
  • Receiving Threshold- Roseann Luongo, Sara Malconian
RAS Fridays, April 21, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • GMAS 2.0 Update- Simone Alpen, Jess Perreault
  • Export Controls- Katrin Duevel
  • Segment Closeout Process- Colleen Hutchins, Carole Osterer
RAS Fridays, March 17, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • UG A-133 Audit Report for FY16-Roseann Luongo
  • Overview of the fixed price residual balance procedure and form- Charlotte Gallant, Marina Magid
  • Cost Sharing and Sub-toolkit preview- Charlotte Gallant
RAS Fridays, February 17, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Overview of the fixed price residual balance procedure and form- Charlotte Gallant, Marina Magid
  • Cost Sharing and Sub-oolkit Preview- Charlotte Gallant, Mandy Ellenwood
  • Debt best practices and allocation methodologies- Rady Rogers
RAS Fridays, January 20, 2017

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Concur Overview and Timeline for FAS- Katherine Gates, Charlotte Gallant
  • GMAS 2.0 Update- Andrew Malone
  • Enhancements to Provostial and Preproposal Review in OSP- Colleen Hutchins
RAS Fridays, December 16, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Overview of Global Support Services & International Hiring- Krister Anderson
  • Upcoming Changes to PAPPG- Tiffany Blackman, Jen Lech, Karen Rizman
RAS Fridays, November 18, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • FAS/ SEAS Gift Vs. Grant Assessment Policy Rollout- Patrick Fitzgerald
  • Research Administration Degree Program: Emmanuel College- Benjamin Jordan Careau
  • Upcoming Changes to PAPPG: A High-level Overview- Tiffany Blackman, Jen Lech
RAS Fridays, October 21, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Post Doc Salary Increase- Stephen Kargere, Kwok Yu
  • IRB Update on Undergraduate Initiated Research Activities- Shannon Sewards
  • Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Update- Webb Brightwell
RAS Fridays, September 16, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • GMAS 2.0 Release- Andrew Malone, Nancy Dimicolo
  • SEAS Update- Pam Baker-Webber
  • PI Dashboard Implementation- Tanya Sukharenko, Kathleen McCloskey
RAS Fridays, May 20, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • The Federal Landscape in 2016- Joe Groteboer, Kevin Casey
  • Training in Research Administration- Rady Rogers
  • University-wide Internal Controls Steering Committee Update- Charlotte Gallant
RAS Fridays, April 15, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Onboarding/Training New Employees in Research Administration- Rady Rogers
  • FSS Update- Andrew Malone
  • GMAS Resources and Tools- Charlotte Gallant
RAS Fridays, March 18, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • OSP Cost Transfer Review- Sarah Axelrod, Min Xiao
  • OBI- Alison Wellman Smith, Karen McInnis
RAS Fridays, February 19, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Capital Equipment Overview- Jessica McCall
  • Minors in Laboratories Policy- Greg Brady
  • PI Dashboard- Angela Brazeau, Alex Taylor
RAS Fridays, January 15, 2016

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Global Support Services Introduction- Sarah Steer, Alison Haight
  • FAS Travel Policy Communication Plan Update- Denise Moody, Nuala McGowan
  • Benefunder Update- Susan Gomes
RAS Fridays, December 18, 2015

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • Federal Travel Policy Communication – Sarah Axelrod & Roseann Luongo
  • SABA Project – Richard Griffiths 
RAS Fridays, November 20, 2015

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • GMAS 2.0 Project Update: Preparing for December Release – Simone Alpen, Andrew Malone, Nancy DiNicolo, Jessica Perreault
  • Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Grants Management Update and Demo – Karen McInnis
  • Summary of Recent Updates to IRB-ESTR – Alisa Jahns
RAS Fridays, October 16, 2015

Agenda Topics & Speakers

  • GMAS 2.0 Project Update: Preparing for December Release – Simone Alpen, Andrew Malone, Nancy DiNicolo, Jessica Perreault
  • Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Grants Management Update and Demo – Karen McInnis
  • Summary of Recent Updates to IRB-ESTR – Alisa Jahns
RAS Fridays, September 18, 2015

Agenda Topics & Speakers:

  • E-Verify Update—Webb Brightwell
  • SPECTRA Update—Alison Wellman Smith
  • SEAS Update—Patrick Fitzgerald & Pam Baker Webber
RAS Fridays, May 15, 2015

Agenda Topics & Speakers:

  • HMS Efficiency Project—Rachel Cahoon
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Update—Cathy Breen
  • Direct Charging of Faculty Academic Year Salary—Patrick Fitzgerald
RAS Fridays April 17, 2015

Topics and Speakers

  • Sponsored Expenditure Guidelines Presentation—Sarah T. Axelrod
  • IACUC & IRB: Protecting Living Subjects—Denise Moody & Shannon Sewards
RAS Fridays March 20, 2015

Topics and Speakers

  • GMAS Release and 2.0 Update—Andrew Malone
  • New OSP Website—Eric Dorman
  • New Forms of Visitor Participation Agreements (VPA)—Patrick Fitzgerald
  • Benefunder: A New Funding Source Update—Elizabeth Lennox
RAS Fridays February 20, 2015

Topics & Speakers

  • The Use of the Harvard Name and Insignia by Members of the Harvard Community – Patrick Dethridge & James Ashe
  • A-133 Audit – Roseann Luongo & Nuala McGowan
  • RMAS Travel & Entertainment Audit – Elizabeth Rybczynski & Riki Meier
  • Harvard Global EU Proposals Submission Process – Jennifer Ponting & Tiffany Blackman
RAS Fridays December 19, 2014

Topics & Speakers: 

  • Research Computing & Informatics Services: Gaining an Edge on your Competition -- Bob Freeman
  • Impact of Uniform Guidance to Financial Reporting and Final Letter of Credit Draws -- Mirela Vaso, Sheila Doyle
RAS Fridays November 21, 2014

Topics & Speakers: 

  • ADAMS Workflow Management & Data Use for Researchers -- Kristen Bolt
  • New Fellowship Policies -- Andrea Sexton
  • Overview of Uniform Guidance -- Roseann Luongo 
RAS Fridays October 17, 2014

Topics & Speakers

  • Research Administration and Insurance Matters -- Walter Pizzano
  • New Resources and Tools for Faculty and Administrators -- Erin Cromack, Caitlin McDermott-Murphy
RAS Fridays September 19, 2014

Topics & Speakers 

  • Cost Transfer Policy Update -- Sarah Axelrod
  • Oracle Assets Update and Policy Changes -- Sarah Elwell, Stephen Nedder, Andrea Sexton