Research Management Meeting Resources

The Research Management Meeting (RMM) is a bi-monthly webinar style information dissemination meeting open to everyone within the sponsored research administrative community at Harvard. Topics include federal updates from the Harvard DC office, updates on policies, committee work, and systems, and information relating to the federal awarding agencies. Meetings are open to all colleagues across schools in the research administration community. Questions or suggestions? Contact Christina Kennedy

Next RMM: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 (2:00-3:00 PM EST). Register in advance to receive your Zoom log-in credentials.


  • Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA)
  • Update on the New University Research Admin Training
  • HUIT/ATS updates


September 21, 2023

The agenda included a Federal Update, an overview from the OVPR on the Limited Submissions Process, and Data Management Sharing (DMS) updates. Refer to the below slide sets for more information. 

Monday, June 12, 2023

The agenda included presentations on the University Research Training Plan; the Gifts vs. Sponsored Awards Policy; and updates regarding Research  Administration Systems/HUIT and the NIH Data Management Sharing Plan (DMSP). Refer to the RMM PPT slide deck and Meeting Recording for further information.

Thursday, March 30, 2023 

The agenda included a discussion with Javier Guzman, OGC, regarding documentation; Ara Tahmassian, OVPR, described SALC EC (Sponsored Administration Leadership Counsel/Executive Committee); Paul Liebman, RMAS, gave highlights from the University Annual Risk Assessment; and Simone Alpen, HUIT/ATS, provided an update on the April Oracle Upgrade and System Impacts. Refer to the RMM PPT slide deck for additional details.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

This RMM was devoted to GMAS Subagreement Training for Departments. Designed to prepare department administrators, grant managers and others who work with subagreements to use new GMAS subagreement functionality, available February 27, 2023. Led by Kevin Ritchie, Associate Director of Awards Management, HMS Office of Research Administration, this training included an overview of new screens and features, a step-by-step demonstration The training was recorded and is posted to the Harvard Training Portal (HTP) in two sections: Course 1 & Course 2.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 

Agenda included updates on DMSP; Audit & Legal Issues; GSS International; HUIT; and Fringe Benefits & Single Audit Results. Refer to the RMM PPT Deck for additional details.