REAL ID Requirement Beginning October 1, 2020

Published May 20, 2019 As a reminder to the research community, as of October 1, 2020, a REAL ID will be required for all domestic flights and to enter federal offices (NIH, NSF, etc.). We recommend that you prepare soon for this upcoming change. WHAT IS REAL ID? “REAL ID” comes from the REAL ID […]

Faculty Profile System Pilot Launched at School of Medicine

Published May 10, 2019 On May 7, 2019, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and the School of Medicine Office of the Dean launched a pilot of a faculty profile information system called Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine. Profiles is a publicly accessible and easily searchable knowledge base for exploring the […]

HRPO Executive Director Departure

Published May 8, 2019 Dear faculty and staff, I write to share that Martha Jones, MA, CIP, Executive Director, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO), will be leaving the University as of July 10, 2019, to assume a Vice President positon at Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA. Martha joined Washington University in 2009, and was responsible […]

EH&S Upgrade to WashU’s Chemical Inventory System

Published May 2, 2019 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in partnership with WashU IT will be rolling out at the end of May 2019 an upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management System (EHS Assistant). The EHS Assistant Chemical Inventory function supports EH&S and the University in monitoring chemical inventory information required by many regulatory agencies, […]

Cashen Named IRB Executive Chair

Published May 1, 2019 Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that Amanda Cashen, MD has accepted the positon of IRB Executive Chair for Washington University. Amanda previously served as the Interim IRB Executive Chair following Dr. Jonathan Green’s departure this past October. Dr. Cashen, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology, Section […]

NIH Salary Cap for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

Published April 29, 2019 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $192,300 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 6, 2019, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. For the full text visit NIH NOT-OD-19-099. Effective 5/1/2019, the NIH salary cap edits in […]

Intellectual Property Assignments – Changes to Bayh-Dole

Published April 23, 2019 In 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) promulgated new regulations that changed various procedures for how the Bayh-Dole Act (“Act”) is implemented. The Bayh-Dole Act is a federal law that entitles universities to retain ownership of inventions developed under federally funded research programs. One of the recent revisions […]

Research Management System (RMS) Upgrade – April 2019

Published April 8, 2019 The Research Management System (RMS) upgrade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. Users will not be allowed to access RMS after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. All RMS activity required for applications due between April 26-28 must be completed by 5:00 p.m. On […]

Updated NIH Policy for Institutional Training Grants

Published March 25, 2019 This notification is an update on the prior announcement regarding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) new policy for training grants. On January 9, 2019, the NIH issued a Notice of Clarification Regarding Harassment & Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications: NOT-OD-19-056. The Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) received further […]