The OAR system is updated every 24 hours.There is occasionally, however, a lag depending on when work is done in one system and when the update is made. Once the update is processed you should no longer receive email notifications from the OAR system.If you are, please contact ARI and we will ensure that the email notifications stop immediately.
Yes, the direct link to the OAR system is https://esupport.hms.harvard.edu/OAR. Once logged into the OAR system the investigator will be able to access their certification in their “My Inbox”. Additionally, your PI can contact ARI to confirm that the OAR system is up-to-date with the accurate email address. You may also request that the email notification be resent by contacting ARI.
The outside activity disclosure certification must be completed by proposal submission. If the PI is having difficulty completing their submission, he/she should contact ARI for assistance. Additionally, you can let your SPA contact know and they will alert ARI is well.
When you add an individual to the research team and answer the question “Is this person responsible for the design, conduct or reporting?”, answer “No” for subcontractor investigators.While they technically meet the definition, HMS has contracted with the subawardee institution to conduct the COI process for their investigators.
An HMS researcher listed as a member of the research team on a grant submitted through another Harvard school or affiliated institution’s award should follow the process for submission of the school or institution through which the grant is submitted.This means that the school or institution will reach out to the investigator and/or ARI to provide a copy of their disclosure.