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Category: Policy Updates

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 […]

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Memo: BU Intellectual Property Policy and Agreement

  TO: Boston University Faculty, Staff, and Student Researchers FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: June 3, 2019 SUBJECT: Boston University Intellectual Property Policy and Agreement Boston University’s recently revised Intellectual Property Policy, effective July 1, 2017, provides guidance for the management of intellectual property (IP) at BU, allowing members of […]

Changes to Human Subjects Research Regulations – Effective January 21, 2019

Changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule–45 CFR 46) are scheduled to go into effect this coming Monday, January 21, 2019. These changes, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), are intended to reduce administrative burden, increase protections to human subjects, and offer additional flexibility. The changes affect research […]

NIH and Certificates of Confidentiality

On October 1, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) updated its policy for issuing Certificates of Confidentiality. Certificates of Confidentiality are issued by the NIH, and they protect the privacy of research participants enrolled in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or other research. With limited exceptions, researchers may not disclose names or any information, documents, or […]

Memo: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes, August 16, 2017

TO: Boston University Deans, Department Chairs, Principal Investigators, Department Administrators, and Grant Administrators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Karen Antman, Provost, Medical Campus, and Dean, School of Medicine DATE: August 16, 2017 SUBJECT: Lab Animal Per Diem Rate Changes Boston University manages its animal facilities as efficiently as possible to […]