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Suite Outage Scheduled Friday, May 7 at 7:00pm ET to Saturday, May 8 at 7:00am ET, Impacting OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety

April 15, 2021

The research administration and compliance suite of applications, including OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety will be unavailable from Friday, May 7 at 7:00pm ET until Saturday, May 8 at 7:00am ET to complete a minor upgrade, with enhancements to some SmartForm views, notifications, and background activities (view release notes for details).

Please contact the application help desk with any questions:

  • Outside...
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Suite Outage Scheduled for Friday, February 26 from 6:00pm ET – 11:30pm ET, Impacting OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety

February 19, 2021
Suite Outage Scheduled for Friday, February 26 from 6:00pm ET – 11:30pm ET, impacting OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety

The research administration and compliance suite of applications, including OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety will be unavailable on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 6:00pm ET – 9:00pm ET to complete minor updates, impacting only a background activity in ESTR-IRB and submission processing in OAIR (view release notes for details...

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Upcoming Outages to Support Launch of Outside Activities and Interest Reporting (OAIR): January 14 and January 22-23

January 8, 2021

The research administration and compliance team is excited to announce the addition of a new Outside Activities and Interest Reporting (OAIR) application to the suite. OAIR consolidates financial conflict of interest (fCOI) and outside activities reporting and replaces several legacy applications, becoming the system of record for information regarding relevant equity holdings, ownership, fiduciary relationships, and relationships that constitute outside professional activities.

For more information about OAIR, including job aids and information about upcoming training...

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ESTR-IRB Upgrade: Friday, October 23 at 5:00 PM until Monday, October 26 at 5:00 AM

October 1, 2020

The ESTR support team announces its fall release for October 23. This configuration release brings minor enhancements to support the review process in an increasingly integrated environment.

ESTR-IRB will be unavailable from Friday, October 23 at 5:00 PM until Monday, October 26 at 5:00 AM to allow for system updates.

A complete list of items included in this upgrade can be found in the Release Notes. Contact the...

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HRDSP Partial Roll-out May 15 & ESTR-IRB Upgrade May 29-June 1

May 12, 2020

HRDSP Partial Roll-out-May 15

Starting May 15th 2020, the University will be implementing a partial rollout of the updated Research Data Security Policy (HRDSP) Guidance.  Please visit the Harvard Research Data Management website for additional information on how this may impact IRB review.

ESTR-IRB Upgrade-Friday, May 29 at 2:00 pm until Monday, June...

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ESTR Upgrade December 5

November 8, 2019

The ESTR support team announces its December release. This configuration release brings exciting improvements to Harvard’s increasingly integrated research administration systems.

ESTR will be unavailable on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-11:00 pm ET to allow for system updates.

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ESTR Upgrade September 27

September 11, 2019

The ESTR support team is excited to announce the details of the fall configuration release. The release includes a number of enhancements and fixes to better support the user community.

ESTR was unavailable from Friday, September 27 at 6:00 pm ET to Saturday, September 28 at 11:30 pm to allow for system updates.

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ESTR System Changes Coming Soon!

August 9, 2019

A configuration release is planned for this fall.  Please visit this page to view information about the timing of the changes and details regarding what is included in the release, as updates are available.  

With this release, Harvard plans to add configurations to support IRB review and notifications to researchers.  Release highlights include:

  • Minor SmartForm revisions;
  • ...
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ESTR Brief Outages Scheduled 4/25 & 5/13

April 25, 2019
ESTR was unavailable for a few minutes just after 7pm ET on Thursday, April 25 and then again just after 6:30pm ET on Monday, May 13.  If you were logged into the system at the time of outage, you were automatically logged out and had to log back in to continue work.  During these times when a minor system update is occurring (and always), if you are making edits to a submission, please be careful to save your work.

After the second brief outage on May 13, the system will be updated to correct an error with notification links.
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