January 2017

Guest Blogger Series - Alison Wellman Smith from HUIT

Over the span of the next couple weeks, we will be welcoming our second guest blogger Alison Wellman Smith. Alison is a Business Analyst, focusing on the Grants Dashboards on the MFR project in HUIT. Alison began her career in sponsored research a little over thirteen years ago at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where her responsibilities focused on both pre and post award. From BWH, she transitioned into a post award role in the Office for Sponsored Programs here at Harvard.

Have you ever had a quick question about GMAS? Our website has a helpful list of FAQs just for you!

The GMAS website has a list of FAQs for quick answers to commonly asked questions. They are a great resource and link to Job Aids when applicable!

You can access our FAQ page through this link or by hovering over User Resources and clicking FAQ from our main website.

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Making the most of the new GMAS search

As part of updating the GMAS homepage, there is a new search box at the top of the screen that allows you to search based on fund, project id, PI name, and project title/nickname. It is now easier to search from more places in GMAS, so you can spend less time moving between different projects.

If you search based on fund or project id, you will automatically be taken directly to the segment home for that project. All the other options will take you to the search results page.

GMAS Release Thursday January 12th

On Thursday, January 12th at 7pm, GMAS will become unavailable for a stabilization release. This release addresses bug fixes identified immediately after the December release, as well as some additional changes. These fixes and changes include:

GL Budget fixes:

  • Prevent the back button from possibly creating double submissions
  • Fix an error some users were getting when submitting budgets
  • Fix an issue that could cause “auto/manual” preference to work incorrectly for pre-existing budgets

Other fixes and changes: