NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Published May 19, 2020 On May 7, 2020, National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following information: NSF has made a number of improvements to the NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of proposals. As a reminder, in accordance with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF […]

WashU Phased Research Ramp-up

Published May 18, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, staff and trainees, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University had substantially ramped down on-campus research, in-person human subjects research, and research that requires travel. During the stay-at-home orders from the state, county and city, all non-essential research that could not be done from home had […]

NIH Parent Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) with Forms-F

Published May 18, 2020 As a follow-up to the announcement from March 23, the NIH issued their Parent FOAs with the new SF424 (R&R) Forms-F application package. The Research Management System (RMS) has also been updated, so that users may create applications or re-select these FOAs to update existing RMS Records. Reminder that Forms-F are […]

Required Updates to Clinicaltrials.gov Records During COVID-19 Pandemic

Published May 5, 2020 Requirements in Section 801 of FDAAA and 42 CFR 11.64 state that a record must be updated at least once every 12 months. This update should be made within 30 days of a change. Certain studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov that have paused recruitment due to the COVID-19 pandemic should have their […]

Update on Planning to Restart Research

Published May 1, 2020 Dear Faculty, Staff and Trainees involved in research: Many of you are eager to restart your research projects and get back into your laboratories as the frequency of COVID-19 infections in St. Louis starts to decrease. I want to reassure you that, along with multiple other planning processes underway for reopening […]

SF424 (R&R) Application Form Instructions (Forms F)

Published March 26, 2020 The National Institutes of Health has updated their SF424 (R&R) Application Forms Instructions to Forms F. As shared at the recent Research Administrator Forums, the NIH’s Forms-E application package is being replaced by the new FORMS-F application package, effective for deadlines on or after 5/25/2020. Accordingly, Washington University’s Research Management System […]

Guidance on Clinical and Human Subject Research due to COVID-19

Published March 25, 2020 Important Update: Allowable In-Person Participant Research Visits, Shipping Study Drug to Participant Home, and Use of Zoom With the ongoing escalation of risk level in St. Louis for spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) have recently […]

Virtual Town Hall for Researchers on WashU Guidance for COVID-19 – March 27

Published March 24, 2020 The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is hosting another town hall for the research community. Several offices will be presenting information and available to answer questions on topics such as lab impact, continuity planning, human subjects research, animal care and use, cost allowability, and others. As each topic […]

Update: COVID-19 Information for Researchers

Published March 16, 2020 Following up on this morning’s message regarding research and COVID19, and consistent with the Chancellor’s message late this afternoon, research groups should identify who is essential for their operations. We do understand that research across our university is highly variable, and each school will be working to provide guidance for their […]

Guidance for Researchers on COVID-19

Published on March 13, 2020 The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has published a website with guidance and FAQs for research operations during COVID-19. Topics include continuing human subjects research, animal care and use, submitting proposals, charging costs, travel, etc. We are monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and updating the site with new […]