HMS Research Administrators Open Forum


The Next Research Administrators Open Forum will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, Armenise 125, Amphitheater. Hosted by the Office of Research Administration (ORA). All are welcome to attend and a light breakfast will be served.


  • Refreshments & Introductions (Ivona Jukic, HMS Office of Research Administration)
  • Foreign Threats to U.S. Research (Ara Tahmassian, HU Chief Research Compliance Officer)
  • GMAS Release & New Request Dashboard (Andrew Malone, ATS)
  • Updates/Announcements: ORA Website Migration to HMS Flagship



  • Feb 15, 2019 - Friday 1:00-2:30 PM (Location TBD)
    DC Update with Jon Groteboer, HU Director of Federal Relations

  • April 10, 2019 - Wednesday 10:00-11:30 AM (Location TBD)





On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 to 11:30 AM, Armenise Amphitheater, the following presenters covered topics noted below. See attached PPTs or supplemental information as provided by participants.

  • Research Administration & Compliance Portal Project; GMAS Roadmap
    (Simome Alpen, ATS, HUIT & Melissa Korf, HMS Office of Research Administration)

  • GMAS Transaction Monitoring Dashboard (Andrew Malone, ATS & Marc Todesco, OSP Research Finance)

  • ORA Website Migration to HMS Flagship (Ivona Jukic, HMS ORA)

  • Foreign Threats to US Research (Jennifer Ponting, OSP Pre-Award Services)
    Read the NIH Foreign Influence Letter wriiten by Francis Collins (see attached). And refer to the NDAA, SEC. 889. Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment which can be found at
    This section prohibits the Executive Agencies from using equipment manufactured, or services provides by ZTE corporation, Huawei Technologies Company, Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of these entities). It further restricts the Executive Departments from contracting with any entity that uses these equipment or services.

  • ecrt updates (Mark O’Brien, ORA Research Finance)The FY18 Q4 (4/1/2018 to 6/30/2018) Project Certifications and FY18 (7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018) Annual Certifications must be completed before October 24, 2018 to be in compliance with Harvard University Effort Reporting Policy. Resources are located on the Harvard Training Portal ecrt Group. Contact your Tub Effort Coordinator or with questions.

















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