The HMS/HSDM Research Administrators Open Forum, hosted by the Office of Research Administration (ORA), shares timely information as it relates to our community. Topics include federal requirements, School and University policy, system enhancements, and new or updated guidance and resources. Past Open Forum presenters include colleagues from ORA and other HMS and University offices such as the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), HUIT’s Research Administration and Compliance Systems, HMS Finance, and the Office for Academic and Research Integrity (ARI). Research administrators, grant managers, financial directors and others are welcome to attend. All are invited to Send Your Suggestions for future Open Forum topics. All past Open Forum meeting materials are posted Here.

Next Open Forum: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:00-2:00 PM EST Register in advance.


  • Welcome
  • HUIT Research Administration Systems Update 
  • HMS Research Administration Business Process Working Group Update 
  • Harvard Global – Role in Grants Administration 
  • Non-Sponsored Funded Awards: New Policy 
  • MFTRP Updates (Malign Foreign Talent Recruitment Program) 

    Open Forum is on summer break after June 18, 2024. Dates TBA for Fall and Winter.


The April 25th Open Forum agenda topics included presentations on the HMS Research Administration Business Process Working Group Update, MFTRP (Foreign Talent Recruitment Program) Policy, and NIH Public Access Compliance on RPPR Publication Listings.