Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement

Published January 19, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an updated version of their Grants Policy Statement (GPS) via NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-22-050. The revised GPS (dated December 2021) applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021. This new GPS supersedes, in its entirety, […]

Update: Effort Reporting in Workday Schedule

Published January 11, 2022 The original first effort reporting cycle in Workday was issued on December 22, 2021. Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) has received feedback from several academic units that they would benefit from some additional time to process PAAs. Accordingly, the effort reporting schedule has been modified to accommodate that request (see below). Any other changes […]

Guidance for Research Laboratories and Clinical Research During COVID-19 Surge

Published January 7, 2022 Guidance for Research Laboratories During Current COVID-19 Surge As the number of new SARS Co-V 2 cases are at an all-time high in our community, it is more important than ever to follow mitigation procedures in the lab. At this time, the guidance already in place has not changed. The current recommendations can […]

VCR Announcement on COVID-19 Surge

Published December 30, 2021 We are sure you are all aware of the recent surge in COVID-19 in the St. Louis area, largely driven by the Omicron variant. We encourage you to get a booster shot (if medically appropriate) to protect yourself. Primary vaccination and booster shots against COVID-19 reduce the severity of the disease […]

Effort Reporting in Workday Schedule

Published December 22, 2021 The below dates are now outdated. Please view the current deadlines here. The first effort reporting cycle in Workday will start in in January 2022, and will cover the period of July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022, for all faculty and staff that have a portion of their salary funded […]

Welcome Dr. Paola Cepeda – Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Published December 17, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Paola Cepeda, PhD, has been named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, effective January 4, 2022. Paola currently serves as the Program Manager for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook […]

Faculty Update on Workday

Published December 10, 2021 Dear Faculty and Staff, As Workday rolled out here at WashU over the summer, many activities and transactions that impacted research slowed down, in part because there was a steep learning curve to use the new system both within the departments/schools and in the central offices, in part because problems were […]

NIH – SF424 (R&R) Application Form Instructions

Published December 7, 2021 As previously announced, NIH’s Forms-F application package is being replaced by the new FORMS-G application package, effective for deadlines on or after January 25, 2022. The WashU Research Management System (RMS) has been updated to accommodate System To System (S2S) applications to NIH using FORMS-G, in addition to FORMS-F. Below is a […]

Research Management System (RMS) Fringe Update – November 17

Published November 17, 2021 As previously announced, a permanent fix for the fringe issue related to personnel earning over the fringe cap of $200,000 and propose effort only in academic or summer months (Danforth faculty) was implemented into RMS Production today. The manual workaround and use of the Fringe Calculation Spreadsheet is no longer necessary.  This […]

Research Management System (RMS) Fringe Update

Published November 8, 2021 As previously announced, the fringe calculation methodology required by Workday was implemented into RMS on July 19, 2021. At the time of implementation, RMS was not calculating fringes correctly for personnel earning over the fringe cap of $200,000 and propose effort only in academic or summer months. A manual workaround, including […]