News

Training Maintenance Completed

Published: November 15th, 2010

Training maintenance has been completed and Training Registration is now back online.  Please contact the RIMS team via email (rims_at_bu_dot_edu) if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience.

Training Registration undergoing maintenance

Published: November 10th, 2010

We apologize for the inconvenience, but our training registration system is currently undergoing maintenance.  We hope to have it back online shortly.  As such, if you are trying to register for a RIMS training profile, you will receive an error stating “EditLoginModel.refresh EntityId not found in database.” Those who already have RIMS Training Profiles should not be affected.  Please contact rims_at_bu_dot_edu with any questions or comments.

Thanks,

RIMS Team

Tutorials! PI Profile

Published: August 24th, 2010

As a PI new to RIMS, what do I complete first?  My PI Profile.  The RIMS team has created a new step-by-step presentation on how to complete your PI Profile and Chemical Inventory – what you should do when logging into RIMS for the first time.  To view the tutorial, please see the new Tutorials section of the RIMS website.

Tutorials! Biological Use Authorization (IBC Application)

Published: July 14th, 2010

For a step-by-step presentation on how to complete your BUA (IBC Application) on RIMS, please see the new Tutorials section of the RIMS website.  This detailed tutorial is the first in a series designed to help you navigate effectively and efficiently through the RIMS application.

Biological Use Authorizations (IBC Applications)

Published: May 20th, 2010

Researchers can now submit their Biological Use Authorization applications (formerly known as the IBC application) online via RIMS.  As of June 1, 2010, all Boston University researchers will  be required to submit their BUA applications via RIMS.  Please contact the IBC with any questions, or use the contact form for any difficulties.

2010 Update: Biological Materials into Rodents

Published: January 4th, 2010

Samples for cell line and biological materials to be injected into rodents (see Policy) are now again accepted.  After 31-January-2010, the Provost’s Office will no longer pay for testing and PIs must pay for this required testing.

Update: Biological Samples into Rodents

Published: December 23rd, 2009

No samples for cell line and biological materials to be injected into rodents (see Policy) will be accepted between 18-December-2009 and 4-January-2010.

As a reminder, after 31-January-2010, the Provost’s Office will no longer pay for testing and PIs must pay for this required testing.

Use RIMS to request to administer biological materials into animals

Published: July 31st, 2009

The Policy for Pathogen Testing of Biological Materials is now available online.  Prior to the administration of cell lines and biological materials into animals, a form must be submitted to and approved by the LASC or LACF.  This form is available on RIMS. Please contact the LASC or LACF with any questions.

OAVPRC Launches RIMS Homepage

Published: March 11th, 2009

The Office of the Associate VP for Research Compliance launched the homepage for the RIMS website today.  This is the second website in three months the office has produced.  The Associate VP for Research Compliance, Ara Tahmassian, has been focused on revamping

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University’s Research Compliance.  The latest project, RIMS, is an example of Ara’s unique ability to look to the future and implement in the present.  For the past two weeks, 12 PI’s have been testing the site for kinks and problems.  The RIMS project has passed with flying colors and remains on schedule to be available June 30th, 2008. 

Radiation Department to be the Guinea Pig

Published: March 11th, 2009

In an ironic role reversal, the investigators of the Radiation Department will now be the test subjects.  The RIMS project, which will launch on June 30th, will have its first true test on July 7th, when OAVPRC launches the radiation section of RIMS.  Investigators from the Radiation Department will be able to register, create a profile, identify research locations, download forms, view studies, and submit forms online and all at the click of a mouse.  This is a major step for Research Compliance here at

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University.  Please continue to check back for release dates of additional departments.