Mark Barnes has been hired as Harvard University’s chief research compliance officer and senior adviser to the provost. Working closely with the vice provost for research, Barnes will play a leading role in reviewing and revising research administration policies across the University to ensure consistency. A lawyer, Barnes also will monitor educational and training programs for Harvard’s research faculty, students, and staff. He will oversee the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP). In a related appointment, Cathy Gorodentsev, most recently acting dean for administration for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), has been named the new director of OSP.