SPA: Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital Designated and Chair Award Balances

Published September 22, 2020 As of July 1, 2020, the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital has been issuing Designated and Chair awards under a new cost reimbursable billing method. As a result, Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) is setting up a new WU fund under the new billing method and closing any existing funds that may […]

NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Published September 21, 2020 On September 14, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the following information: Effective October 5, 2020, NSF will begin enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents. […]

EH&S Safety Reminder to Wear Proper Eye Protection in Research Areas

Published September 17, 2020 During these difficult times, protecting ourselves from COVID-19 has been on everyone’s mind. We wear face coverings, maintain six feet of distance from our colleagues, and wash or sanitize our hands often. However, two recent eye injuries caused by chemical splashes in Washington University research labs remind us that protecting ourselves […]

New HRPO Help Services: IRB Consultations

Publisehd September 3, 2020 The Human Research Protection Office is pleased to announce a new consultation program to provide researchers and their team members in-depth protocol-specific guidance about the IRB review process. Upon request for a consultation, we will match you with an individual within HRPO who has the appropriate expertise specific to your area […]

In-Person Research for Undergraduate Students

Published August 31, 2020 Dear Colleagues, A​s of today, we have updated guidance for undergraduate students participating in in-person research activities. Faculty who wish to have undergraduates participate in in-person research, must add the undergraduate to their research ramp-up plan, and have these reviewed by the entity that is reviewing and approving their plans (in […]

Lab Research Ramp-up Survey

Published August 28, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, Staff, and Trainees, As you all know, Laboratory-based research activities on both campuses have been at the Yellow Level for several weeks. Careful planning and strict adherence to our safety requirements has allowed the University to slowly ramp-up laboratory research from Red to Orange and now Yellow […]

HRPO Virtual Office Hours

Published August 26, 2020 The Human Research Protection Office is pleased to announce the return of our drop-in Office Hours sessions beginning September 2, 2020. These sessions will be held remotely via Zoom. Office Hours will be held every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Office Hours Zoom link is available on the […]

Restarting Community-based Research Activities

Published August 17, 2020 Dear Faculty, staff and trainees involved in community-based research and activities, We have posted guidelines for ramping up our community-based research, community engagement and community partnership research activities from red level to orange level. These research activities are typically in-person and are conducted off-campus in public and private community venues and […]

Human Studies Research Ramp-up – Yellow Level

Published August 6, 2020 Dear Faculty, staff, and trainees involved in human subjects research, We have posted guidelines for ramping up our clinical research and our non-clinical human subjects research from orange to yellow. Because this research involves our valued research participants, we are encouraging all groups to develop their plans carefully, communicate their plans […]

Return to International Travel

Published July 24, 2020 In coordination with university leadership and campus partners, the International Travel Oversight Committee has developed a plan for a limited return to university-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students whose trips meet certain essential criteria and are approved through the University-Sponsored International Travel Petition for Exception process. While COVID-19 […]