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News and Notices

Please Note: all RAS news is posted here.

The RAS Listserv will be used only occasionally and we will not normally be duplicating items from the OSP Blog, the LMA HMS or SPH listservs, or the Administrative Systems eNews. If you have any items you would like posted, please email kwmassey@fas.harvard.edu.

April 16, 2014

April RAS Friday Topics Included Equipment Systems Update and Wyss Bi-weekly Salary Transfer Tool
Download agenda here

April 11, 2014

FY2014 Update and FY2015 Stipendee Post Doc Fringe Rate

The FY 15 rate has increased to $722 per month per FTE, and approximates average costs of benefits to Stipendees. For more information, see the details here.

May 6 Coffee Club's Topic Will be "A Frank Discussion about FRAP"

Mirela Vaso and Marc Todesco will be leading the discussion. Sign up here.

April 3, 2014

Global Support Services Coffee Club Notes Now Posted at http://bit.ly/RASCC

April 11 is the Early Bird Deadline for NCURA Region I Spring Meeting (Mystic, Connecticut, April 27-30, 2014).
Special Room Rate available through April 13th. Check out the preliminary program and register here.

Also Due April 11: Nominations for NCURA Region I Recognition Awards
The Awards Committee of NCURA Region I invites your participation in nominating members deserving of special recognition in one of the following four (4) award categories:

Self-nominations in all categories are welcome. Please refer to the Region I website for information on all awards. All awardees will receive an award and be recognized at the Region I Spring Meeting in Mystic, Connecticut, April 27-30, 2014.

March 24, 2014

NIH Deadlines: Adjustments to May 25-28, 2014 Grant Application due dates. More...

March 21, 2014

March RAS Friday Topics Included Office for Techonology Development and F&A
Download agenda here
. The F&A slideshow is available here.

February 13, 2014

February RAS Friday Topics Included Global Support Services, Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, and F&A.
Download agenda here
. The Global Support Services Update slides may be downloaded here, as well as the F&A Base Year Slide here.

February 7, 2014

NIH Salary Cap Increased
As many of you may know, the new NIH Salary Cap (Executive Level II) increased by 1% effective January 12, 2014.  This means that any salary charge on a new NIH award can use the new cap starting on 1/12/14. However, it must be re-budgeted from other line items, i.e. NIH will not release additional funds to cover the incremental expense.  Please keep in mind, if the direct charges do increase then the over the NIH cap cost sharing will decrease. If any departments have faculty who have submitted requests for supplemental compensation for the FY14 Spring/June at the $14,975 cap, and would like to request payout at the higher salary cap of $15,125 please email Sue Rose srose@harvard.edu in FAS Finance with the details to amend any requests; you will not need to resubmit a corrected form.  

February 3, 2014

Committee on the Use of Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board (CUHS/IRB) drop in hours are now posted
Click here for details

January 23, 2014

Responsible Conduct of Research In-Person Course- Registration for August is Open
Dates: August 18, 20, and 22nd. Go to http://bit.ly/harvardrcr to register.

December 4, 2013

Sequestration Anecdotes from Researchers Needed 

OSP and the DC office would like snippets or anecdotes from principal investigators, lab directors, other researchers, and administrators about how sequestration is impacting them directly. If you have recent stories, please send or ask individuals to use sequestration@harvard.edu.

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