Frequently Asked Questions

Office for Academic & Research Integrity

The Office of Academic and Research Integrity provides independent oversight of Harvard Medical School's research compliance programs, activities, and processes. The Director, who reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine, through the Dean for Faculty and Research Issues (with an additional reporting relationship to the Harvard Associate Vice President for Research Administration) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring these programs to assure that the Medical School is compliant with federal,

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I would like to edit my HUFP profile because my name or my preferred email has changed since I set up my account.

The good news is that it is possible to change your HUFP account name and/or primary email address. However, if your account was set up with a valid HUID # (see this question to understand why an HUID account is best)  it must be done for you by a member of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

The OVPR has been working with

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I know that the default role in HUFP is "Applicant", but I need my role changed to something else.

In addition to the role of "Applicant", which is the default when an account is first established, there are other administrative and reviewer roles in HUFP that provide access to certain screens, administrative functions, and/or data. If you believe you need access beyond that of an Applicant please have the research administrator at your school send an email to 

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I've noticed there are two options at the point of HUFP Login: HUID and non HUID. If I have an HUID should I also set up a non HUID account?

No. Please do not set up two different login accounts in HUFP. If you hold a valid HUID you should use that information to set up a single HUFP account.

The option to log in without HUID credentials is a recently introduced system function. It was created to enable applicants outside of the Harvard PIN system to apply for certain opportunities that, if successful, would bring them to Harvard (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, for example).

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Who can I contact at my school to find out more information about LSOs and other kinds of funding opportunities I am eligible for?

A list of Research Development professionals by school is available here and displayed below:

Research Development or Sponsored Research Representative

by School or Program 2016/2017

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Erin Cromack- Research Development Officer

cromack

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How is my eligibility to apply to an opportunity determined?

The OVPR facilitates funding opportunities when 1) the sponsor has placed a limit on how many applications Harvard can submit, and 2) Applicants from more than one school at Harvard are eligible to apply to an opportunity. Additionally, the OVPR has begun to facilitate internal funding opportunities. While there is no limit to the number of applications accepted for internal funding opportunities, in these instances the OVPR disperses the award funds in addition to facilitating the internal competition.

A determination as to which school a competition is open to is made when the

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Can anyone at Harvard- Faculty, Administrator, Staff, Students- register in HUFP?

Yes. Anyone with a valid HUID can register in HUFP. First time registrants will be led through a brief registration process where they will be asked their name and email address before being returned to the portal. After this process every time a valid HUID holder logs in to the system they will pass through the HUID PIN page to complete their log in.

My school already has a system in place to disseminate tailored funding opportunity information. What is different about HUFP?

HUFP is the mechanism used by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to facilitate internal application competitions for LSOs (Limited Submission Opportunities) and some internal funding opportunities. These types of competitions accept applications from more than one school or institute across the university.

It is standard  practice in university research environments that a

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