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Category: Memoranda

Research Administration Changes Coming July 1

TO: University Leadership Group, Associate Deans for Research, Principal Investigators, and Department Administrators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Marty Howard, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer DATE: June 25, 2021 SUBJECT: Research Administration Changes Coming July 1 Today, we are writing to share a planned organizational change effective […]

Back2BU Research: Vaccination Status Reporting

The gradual repopulation of BU’s campuses begins this week. While some restrictions are being lifted, research personnel are required to abide by several important conditions detailed below, including mandatory vaccination reporting, capacity limits for offices, and some health and safety protocols. Mandatory Vaccination Reporting On May 28, President Brown announced that all faculty and staff […]

Returning to Campus: Information for BU Researchers

TO: Boston University Faculty FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: May 7, 2021 SUBJECT: Returning to Campus: Information for BU Researchers In his May 6 letter to the BU community, President Brown shared that the University would begin repopulating our campuses with “the goal of achieving 50 percent staffing levels by […]

Response Requested: Ultra-Cold Freezer Survey

Boston University recognizes the importance and value of its critical research materials and is committed to their effective storage and management. As part of that commitment, we are asking all research groups for their candid and prompt participation in a survey regarding Ultra-Cold (“Minus 80”) freezers. Please coordinate with the members of your laboratory to […]

Memo: Postdoctoral Compensation Guidelines

TO: Boston University Faculty and Staff FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Sarah Hokanson, Assistant Provost for Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs DATE: February 22, 2021 SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Compensation Guidelines Every year, the Office of Research reviews the minimum salary and stipend levels for Boston University postdoctoral scholars (postdocs), per our […]

Memo: Timeline for return to on-campus research and clinical work

TO: Boston University Faculty and Staff FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: May 15, 2020 SUBJECT: Timeline for return to on-campus research and clinical work Last week I asked faculty to begin planning for the eventual resumption of on-campus research and clinical work. This unprecedented challenge will require a massive, […]

Order PPE & Supplies for Research and Clinical Needs by May 15

TO: Charles River Campus Faculty PIs, Directors of University-wide Centers, and Directors of Clinical Centers FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: May 8, 2020 SUBJECT: Order PPE & Supplies for Research and Clinical Needs by May 15 This week we began planning for the phased resumption of on-campus research and in-person healthcare […]

Memo: Summer Salary Request Forms Due May 15

TO: Charles River Campus Faculty, Deans, Associate Deans, and Financial Administrators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Maureen O’Rourke, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs DATE: April 21, 2020 SUBJECT: Summer Salary Request Forms Due May 15 As summer approaches, it’s once again time for Charles River Campus faculty with nine-month appointments […]

Memo: Planning for the Phased Resumption of On-campus Lab Research

TO: Boston University Faculty FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: May 6, 2020 SUBJECT: Planning for the Phased Resumption of On-campus Laboratory Research Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning to look ahead to the eventual resumption of Boston University’s on-campus research. This return to research laboratories will […]