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 […]

Human Subjects Research Ramp-up Survey

Published July 23, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, Staff and Trainees: Human subjects research at Washington University is currently in the “Orange Phase”, which includes limitations on the range of allowed research activities and extensive precautions to ensure a safe environment in which viral transmission is avoided. As we closely monitor the ramp-up activities, it […]

New NIH Guidance on Reporting International Relationships

Published July 22, 2020 The NIH continues to be concerned on possible inappropriate influence by foreign governments over federally funded research, and investigations into researchers remain ongoing. A Science Magazine article published on June 12, 2020, reported the investigations have led to serious consequences; 54 scientists across the U.S. have resigned or been fired as […]

NIH Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published July 15, 2020 On July 8, 2020, NIH announced the following for applications submitted for the September 25, 2020, due date: NIH grant applications should NOT include contingency plans that would outline steps needed to recover from temporary, emergency situations, or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Contingency plans will not be […]

NIH Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements

Published July 14, 2020 On June 30, 2020, the NIH announced the following updates regarding administrative supplements: Effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically. Since the administrative supplement applies to the parent award as a whole, the single-project application form package used for research grants and cooperative agreements will […]