Research Compliance

Research Administration & Compliance Systems

June 13, 2019

New Publication Format!

The Harvard University Information Technology Research Administration and Compliance Systems team supports a number of University-wide systems. Historically, we shared system updates via separate eNews articles. However, to simplify information sharing with our community, we will now publish updates across our applications under this one eNews article heading.


GMAS had a release May 31st which included:

  • Changes to comments
  • Changes to the current and pending support download
  • Updates to financial deliverables
  • Addition of the edit dates button on the proposal homepage
  • A new funding instrument type
  • Bug fixes, and so much more

For the detailed list of enhancements and bug fixes, please visit the GMAS Release page.

For questions about this release email


The FY19 Q3 Certification period concluded on June 4th, 2019 with a 100% certification rate!

FY19 Q4 project statements and FY19 Annual statements important dates:

  • Review period: 9/3/19 to 9/23/19
  • Certification period: 9/24/19 to 10/23/19

The next ecrt Basics training sessions will be offered in early September on both the Cambridge and Longwood Medical Area campuses.

All Request for Proxy of Authority for Annual Effort Certifications forms must be submitted to OSP by Friday, September 13th. Tub deadlines may be earlier.

Year-end reminder: Please have any employee changes for FY20 in PeopleSoft by EOB July 1st, 2019. In any case, ecrt will use the data that is present on July 1st in PeopleSoft to determine quarterly vs. annual employee type status for FY20. This status will be locked in for FY20 and cannot be changed until FY21.

Please reach out to with any questions.

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Agreements - DUA System: Now Available!

January 10, 2019

As part of a larger initiative to improve transparency of research compliance processes, the University has introduced a tool for submission, review, and management of Data Use Agreements (DUAs). In support of recently published guidance by the Office for the Vice Provost for Research on the management of DUAs, researchers that share data between organizations can use the system as one place to request a DUA review; correspond with the DUA reviewer; track the status of review; and manage active DUAs (including extension requests).