Longwood Focused Topics

Focused Topics are one to one-and-a-half hour sessions on a specific topic.  Topics have been chosen based on requests from departments, areas of risk or a new policy or procedure.  For all Focused Topic sessions:  Please register on the OFS/iSite/Training Sign up page.

New! Have You Met the Sponsored Funds’ Fun Cousins, the Restricted Gifts?

Date/Time:  March 31, 2-3 p.m.
Location: FXB G11
Presenter: Emily Klingamen

Description: Restricted gift funds are similar to sponsored funds in some ways and very different in others!  In this session we will walk through the restricted gift fund lifecycle, where sometimes it’s smooth sailing and other times, rather bumpy!

Audience: Administrative staff working with restricted gifts.

New! NIH Biographical Sketch Format and Changes

Date/Time:  April 7, 2-3 p.m.
Location: FXB G13
Presenter: Armand Inezian and Angie Suriel

This session will highlight the changes to the NIH biosketch format in applications for federal research grants, including considering the logistics of adapting the new model. The new format will be required for all applications with due dates on or after May 25, 2015.  Additionally, this session will cover the importance of the biosketch to grant applications, as well as provide helpful tips and tools for preparing biosketches.

New! The Uniform Guidance and Implications for Foreign Subrecipients

Date/Time:  April 14, 2-3 p.m.
Location: FXB G11
Presenter: Elaine Kiley and Christine Azzaro

Description: This focused topic is intended for staff with a role in administering subcontracts to foreign institutions.  Issues which will be covered include: Value Added Taxes, Fixed Price Contracts, 10% De Minimis Rate, Advance Payments and Working Capital.  What are the implications for proposal preparation, content of subcontract agreements, subcontract payments, and subcontract financial reporting?

Payroll Journals Crossing Fiscal Quarters

Date/Time:  April 21, 2-3 p.m.
Location: FXB G12
Presenter: Judy Lo

Description: The new eCrt requirements changed the way in which we process payroll journals that cross quarterly periods.  Find out how to process payroll journals that fall into this category and learn what to consider or watch for when managing salary effort on sponsored accounts.

Audience: HSPH financial administrators responsible for creating and approving payroll journals for personnel working on sponsored programs.