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 […]

OSRS/SPA Award Management Transition Update

Published March 9, 2020 As announced previously, the grant account set-up function and award processing have transitioned from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA). Here are a few helpful documents to provide clarification of functions and contacts: Award Management Functions that have transitioned from OSRS to SPA SPA Teams/Mailboxes – […]

NSF Releases the Revised PAPPG

Published March 5, 2020 NSF Announces Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) The new PAPPG (20-1) will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Until then the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 19-1) continue to apply. Significant changes include: NSF will […]

Updated RMS PT & AT Statuses

Published March 2, 2020 Updated RMS PT & AT Statuses Used by SPA for Award Profiling  The grant account set-up function, award processing, and post award items have been transitioning from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) since April 2019. Noted below are some updates to that process in the […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2020

Published February 13, 2020 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $197,300 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 5, 2020, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-20-065 here. Effective 3/1/2020, the NIH salary cap […]

Update on Novel Coronavirus

Published January 30, 2020 Dear WashU Research Community, We are closely tracking the spread of the new coronavirus, first identified in December in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. At this point, there are no known cases of the virus in St. Louis, but there are cases in the United States, and it’s likely there will be […]

New IRB Fee Schedule

Published January 10, 2020 A new Washington University Fee Schedule for the use of services provided by the WU IRB and Human Research Protection Office has been posted. The information can be found on the HRPO website. Primary changes: The fee for the use of a commercial IRB in for-profit funded studies will change from […]