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GMAS Release 1_47 (outage 9/28 6PM to 10/1 8AM)

Transaction monitoring is coming to GMAS!

A release is scheduled for this weekend. GMAS will be unavailable starting at 6PM Friday, September 28th and will be available by start of business Monday, October 1st. This release includes enhancements for transaction monitoring in GMAS (which replaces FRAP), bug fixes and enhancements to financial deliverables, and more.

For more information about the release, please visit the following:

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Harvard Data Warehouse (HDW) migration and outage, Sept. 20-24

As part of Harvard’s larger move to the Cloud, the Harvard Data Warehouse (HDW) will migrate from the data center at 60 Oxford St., Cambridge to Amazon Web Services (Cloud).

From 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 20th through Monday, September 24, as the migration is in process, the Harvard Data Warehouse will be unavailable.

As a result, certain Financial, Sponsored and/or Human Resource data in GMAS will be stale as of the end of the business day on Wednesday, September 19. GMAS will be brought up to date by 9am on Tuesday, September 25 when the HDW is back to normal...

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FSS Applications Website Moving to HUIT

The FSS applications website used by many people across the University will start redirecting people to a new applications page starting August 20th. Be sure to update your bookmarks for the applications page to huit.harvard.edu/apps/finance now!
 
Below is the formal communication from the Director of Administrative Systems, Enterprise Applications in HUIT. Please share this communication with those you...
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GMAS Release this Weekend

There will be a GMAS release this weekend. GMAS will be unavailable starting at 12AM, April 7th, and will be available again by 7AM, April 9th. This release focuses mainly on FIRST and Subrecipient Monitoring.

FIRST

This release includes the first wave of enhancements for improving and extending the automation for generating sponsored invoices and financial reports directly from GMAS, reducing the reliance on paper for the workflow of preparing and approving financial deliverables, and Improving...

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GMAS Winter Recess Schedule

GMAS will be available during the winter break with the following exceptions:

Please have new account set up requests to your pre-award office according to the following schedules:

  • to OSP no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017
    • proposals deadlines for OSP can be found here:...
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System to System (S2S) is Getting Retired - January 2018

You may have heard the news that S2S functionality in GMAS is going away. It’s true. As of January 25, 2018, GMAS will no longer support the system-to-system submission of proposals to Grants.gov. We wanted to provide a little background and information about the decision.

Background:​​​​​​​

  • GMAS has supported direct system-to-system (S2S) submissions to Grants.gov since 2007. 
  • The main goals of the original S2S project were to reduce duplicate entry and provide an easier entry and review interface (in 2007 Grants.gov used the PureEdge...
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September 25th Release Highlight - Segment Research Team

As part of the September release scheduled for the 25th, elements of the segment research team and confirming the research team screens are being redesigned. The changes being implemented are the result of input provided by a University wide committee formed to investigate practices related to the entry and tracking of sponsor commitments and to make recommendations for improvement and standardization.
 
In response to requests from the committee, the following enhancements to the segment research team screens have been made:
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September 25th Release Highlight - New Feature on the External Organizations Homepage

As part of the September release scheduled for the 25th, the homepage for External Organizations (non-Harvard organizations) is being converted. There is a new feature included with the External Organizations that allows users to see a list of all of the segments that an organization is associated to. For more information about this new feature, please check out the article, “...

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GMAS Release this Thursday

GMAS will be unavailable on Thursday, July 13th starting at 7pm for another stabilization release. The system should only be down for about an hour. The release will include additional fixes to bugs that were introduced as a result of the May 22nd release. 

  • Fixed bug which incorrectly generated approvals for OAR and COI when TBD Investigator is added to research team
  • Fixed additional bugs related to associating a TBD with an 'Investigator flag' to a proposal
  • Fixed bug which prevented people from being added to notifications list when...
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