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Biosafety Guidance for Inactivated SARS‐CoV‐2

BACKGROUND & PURPOSE Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) is a newly identified viral pathogen that causes the disease COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus Disease-2019). SARS CoV‐2 is a positive strand, or sense strand, single-stranded RNA virus. SARS‐CoV-2 is highly infectious and has affected millions of people worldwide resulting into a pandemic.  Boston University has […]

The New School NYC RAD Sessions 2020-2021

The New School’s NYC Research Administration Demonstration is offering a free professional development series for all higher education administrators – see notice below. Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to invite you to a free professional development series for all higher education administrators, organized as part of The New School’s NYC Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) Series. […]

Register Now for Upcoming Grants Management Training Webinars

Department Administrators can now register for Zoom sessions taking a deep dive into Effort Reporting, Audit, and Cost Share. Space is limited for these virtual workshops, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Effort Reporting Webinar, Oct 7, 2pm: This training is a deep dive into the topic of effort reporting, and is relevant for […]

Zoom Training Documents

This page has the powerpoint slides and breakout room handouts for the Zoom training sessions. Presenters would need to provide the links to the breakout room activities in the group chat window and ask people to open them up prior to sending people into their breakout rooms. Effort Training Effort-ZOOM (ppt) Poll-SARF (word) BOR-Activity-1 (word) […]

Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

Dear Colleagues: Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents. The NSF-approved formats are SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae and an NSF fillable PDF. […]

Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) for the period: January to June 2020

Thursday, July 30th Salary Adjustment approval deadline.  Any Salary Adjustment not approved by this day will not be picked up on the PAR. If your salary adjustment is unable to be approved by PAFO by Thursday, July 30th and it affects salary from June 2020 or prior, we will not approve until the certified PAR is attached […]

RPPR Calculator Tool

This tool will help Department Administrators calculate unobligated balances, with tabs for awards under expanded authority and awards not under expanded authority. These balances can be used to complete the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). Calculator Tool for RPPR with EXAMPLES_6-2020 If you have any questions, contact your PAFO RA. Training resources Presentation Slides Recording […]

NIH Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements

The National Institutes of Health has issued Notice NOT-OD-20-128 to alert the extramural community of updates to their administrative supplement submission policies. 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 […]


Back2BU Research: Human subjects & symptom screening

Research Community Steps Up for Coordinated Recovery Effort Researchers return to campus in phases, at reduced density The gradual reintroduction of on-campus research continues, with 315 research groups approved to return to campus and faculty principal investigators (PIs) submitting recovery plans on a rolling basis. Faculty PIs should refer to guidance from the Office of Research for activating research […]

PPE Allowance FAQs

Am I allowed to charge PPE to my Grant? As mandated by Boston University, masks are mandatory inside all BU buildings at all times except when eating, and outdoors when physical distancing of at least six feet isn’t possible.  Lab personnel should remove their cloth face covering before entering the lab and wear a dust/paper […]