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 […]

EH&S Upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management Data System

Published February 26, 2019 We are pleased to announce that Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in partnership with WashU IT will be rolling out in April 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 […]

Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship

Published February 6, 2019 In January 2018, we announced the appointment of two Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship. These individuals advise WashU faculty and small companies founded by WashU personnel on university policies and administrative requirements as the startup is being envisioned and/or collaborations between WashU and the start-up company are being considered. These collaborations may […]

New Human Subjects Regulations Effective January 21, 2019

Published January 23, 2019 The new regulations for human subjects research are now in effect. Referred to as the “2018 Common Rule,” these new regulations went into effect on January 21, 2019. All New Projects approved by the IRB ON or AFTER January 21, 2019, must comply with these new requirements. Studies that are regulated ONLY […]

Washington University OnCore Expansion

Published January 10, 2019 Dear Colleagues, Approximately three years ago, Siteman Cancer Center implemented the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System to streamline clinical trial operations and management. Last year, we began Phase II. This included optimization of OnCore financials to support industry-sponsor invoicing and integration with Epic to automate subject enrollment and support research billing […]

Disclosure and Reporting Requirements Regarding International Partnerships

Published January 7, 2019 Dear Faculty,​ The Federal Government is actively examining foreign influences on federally funded research. As a PI, you are responsible for promptly disclosing a foreign component when a significant scientific element or segment of the research is conducted outside of the U.S. and/or is supported by a foreign entity. You are […]

New National Institutes of Health Policy for T Grants

Published January 3, 2019 On November 7, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a policy requiring applications for institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4) must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, […]