Planning for Workday: Important Pre-Launch Dates and Non-WU (NID) Changes

Published March 9, 2021 As we move closer to the July 1st launch of Workday, there are a number of key dates and changes impacting the research community to be mindful of and properly plan around. The Non-WU Personnel (NIDs) processes in AIS are being retired as part of the Workday Project. Going forward, non-WU […]

New Fringe Calculation Coming to RMS due to WorkDay Implementation

Published February 22, 2021 The university’s move to WorkDay necessitates a change in the fringe benefit calculation methodology for personnel. The new calculation methodology uses a flat rate percentage that encompasses FICA, annuity, health benefits, and dependent tuition. The applicable rate is based on job/appointment type and is applied to every individual in the job/appointment […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2021

Published February 1, 2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $199,300 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 3, 2021, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-21-057 here. Effective 2/3/2021, the NIH salary cap […]

COVID-19 Public Health Reminders

Published January 21, 2021 On January 14th, we sent a Research News message​ that launched the next iteration of our laboratory research during COVID-19 survey to help us identify areas that need attention. So far, over 600 people have responded (thank y​ou!), and I look forward to sharing the results of the survey with you […]

Research Laboratory Survey

Published January 14, 2021 Dear Washington University Faculty, Staff and Trainees, As you know, laboratory-based research activities on both campuses have been operating at the Yellow Level for the past six months. I am pleased to report that careful planning and strict adherence to our safety requirements has allowed laboratory research to be conducted at […]

Hospital-Based Clinical Research

Published December 23, 2020 Dear School of Medicine Faculty, Staff, and Trainees: As you know, the ongoing winter surge in COVID-19 cases is imposing substantial additional burdens on hospital personnel. To meet the additional clinical demands, BJC has implemented a contingent staffing model across its facilities in which nurses and other hospital staff are being […]

COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Updates

Published December 17, 2020 Dear Colleagues, We would like to make our clinical research community aware of the updated changes BJC made to their PPE. Eye protection was added for all patient encounters in a BJC inpatient or outpatient area in response to substantial increase in community spread. If you are participating in clinical research […]

RMS Upgrade – December 2020 Updates

Published December 7, 2020 Research Management System (RMS) Upgrade – December 2020 The Research Management System (RMS) upgrade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. Users will not be allowed to access RMS after 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. All RMS activity required for applications that are due […]

RMS Upgrade – December 2020

Published November 23, 2020 The Research Management System (RMS) upgrade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. Users will not be allowed to access RMS after 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. All RMS activity required for applications that are due December 11-13 must be completed by 5 p.m. […]

Researcher Town Hall on COVID-19

Published on November 16, 2020 Last Friday, we hosted a Town Hall for researchers at WashU and discussed the increase of reported COVID-19 cases in the St. Louis region and across the U.S. Our guest speaker, Victoria Fraser, MD, provided her keen perspective and insights into the current crisis. A recording of the Town Hall […]