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GMAS Document Management Guidelines

May 16, 2018

The following guidelines were developed by representatives from OSP, Harvard Medical School's OSR, and the Harvard Chan School's SPA office with the objective of defining a business process that supports consistent document retention practices University-wide, ensures that appropriate documentation is maintained in GMAS (the "system of record"), and enhances "findability" for our varied user base.

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Reach Out to NIH Staff – We’re Here to Help

May 9, 2018

We had the pleasure of interacting with over 900 applicants and grantees at last week’s NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Washington, DC. A recurring theme in many presentations was the importance of reaching out to NIH staff throughout the grant application and award process.

Most folks know to call the eRA Service Desk when they run into issues with ASSIST or eRA Commons. But, do you know where to go for other support? The...

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The Issue that Keeps Us Awake at Night

May 4, 2018

The most important resource for the successful future of biomedical research is not buildings, instruments, or new technologies – it’s the scientists doing the work. But by now, it’s no longer news that biomedical researchers are stressed – stressed by a hypercompetitive environment that’s particularly destructive for early- and mid-career investigators. But those are the researchers who, if we don’t lose them, will comprise...

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HMS SPA Introduces New Name

April 19, 2018

SPA (Sponsored Programs Administration) has rebranded as the Office of Research Administration to better capture the work that we do on behalf of the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine and reflect the expansion in services over time. Our office handles sponsored and non-sponsored research-related matters, manages a large portfolio, and provides expertise to HMS departments and PIs. This rebrand also aligns with trends at our peer institutions. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has four functional areas: pre-award led by Kelly Evans, a...

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Looking for a NIH Program Official in Your Research Area?

April 16, 2018

For years researchers have used the Matchmaker feature in NIH RePORTER to identify NIH-funded projects similar to their supplied abstracts, research bios, or other scientific text. Matchmaker was recently enhanced to make it just as easy to identify NIH program officials whose portfolios include projects in your research area.

After entering your scientific text (up to 15,000 characters), Matchmaker will analyze the key terms...

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