Category: Reminders

Goodbye FastLane Proposal Preparation….. Hello

Required Use of in January 2023 Effective with the implementation of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG-NSF 23-1) in January 2023, FastLane will be removed as a submission option from all solicitations.  At that time, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted via or via and may not be […]

Important COVID Updates – Salaries, Documentation, New Awards and Communications

May 11, 2020 Memo to Principal Investigators and Research Administrators, The purpose of this memo is to update researchers and administrators on requirements for awards that have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) released guidance on March 19th allowing a number of flexibilities for the research community including […]


Reminder: summer student researchers must complete lab safety training, obtain medical clearance

Mentored summer research experiences provide tremendous learning opportunities for students wishing to participate in laboratory research.  University Policy requires that all individuals, including summer research students, engaged in research laboratory activities must complete and have an up-to-date annual laboratory safety training and have medical clearance from Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) before performing any research […]

New report available for viewing capital equipment

Please note that there is a new report for people to use who have Moveable Capital Equipment.  The report is located in the Asset Accounting (Distributed) folder, as shown below, and is titled Moveable Equipment Inventory.  This report is a good tool for those who want to download a listing of their capital equipment and/or […]

NIH announces stronger enforcement of closeout requirements

NIH recently issued Guide Notice NOT-OD-18-107 alerting the community that they are now strengthening enforcement of the longstanding closeout requirements.  The notice informs the community that, in accordance with the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act and HHS policy, NIH will initiate unilateral closeout – i.e. closeout without receipt of acceptable final reports – […]

Disposition of Moveable Capital Equipment

No one should be disposing of equipment without completing the Asset Relocation form. This form can be found in BU Works by going to the Business Warehouse > Finance Tab > Asset Relocation folder as seen below.