New report available for viewing capital equipment

January 29th, 2018

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... More

NSF issues revision of PAPPG, implements changes in web tools

January 29th, 2018

The revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, or awards made on or after January 29, 2018.  Significant changes include: Addition of a new eligibility subcategory on international branch campuses of U.S. Institutions of... More

NIH announces stronger enforcement of closeout requirements

January 29th, 2018

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... More

Changes for January 25, 2018 NIH Application Due Dates

January 29th, 2018

Two major changes impact applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. 1) Applicants are required to use FORMS-E. Wondering what this means for late applications or reviewers submitting under the continuous submission policies? See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-062  and referenced related announcements to learn more. See NIH Guide... More

Effects of the Government Shutdown at Boston University

January 22nd, 2018

TO: Boston University Faculty FROM: Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer DATE: January 22, 2018 SUBJECT: Effects of the Government Shutdown at Boston University As you are aware, the federal government shut down on Friday evening when Congress and the White House couldn't reach agreement on a federal budget. While early indications... More

NIH and Certificates of Confidentiality

November 14th, 2017

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... More

Disposition of Moveable Capital Equipment

October 18th, 2017

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. More

Expanded Kuali Research Pilots in 2018

October 16th, 2017

Kuali Research, a service for proposal and award tracking and reporting, is expanding to include the Proposal Development and Conflict of Interest modules. The Proposal Development module will provide researchers and research support staff the ability to electronically create, review, approve and submit sponsored research funding proposals. The new module... More

Early- and Mid-Career Faculty Encouraged to Contact NIH to Express Interest in Next Generation Research Initiative

October 16th, 2017

The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research encourages faculty who fall into Early Stage Investigator or Early Established Investigator categories to take advantage of the NIH's new Next Generation Researchers Initiative. We recommend connecting with your program officers to discuss resubmitting proposals that were not funded and discussing new ideas that would be potentially fundable. More