OSR News

September 4, 2019

With additional resources added in the second half of FY19, Sponsored Research achieved significant reductions in the median time to execute non-funded negotiations (data use, material transfer, and confidentiality disclosure agreements) and...

August 2, 2019

In July, Sponsored Research met its target median processing time for Data Use Agreements (DUAs) while continuing to improve its processing time for outgoing subcontracts and other non-funded negotiations. The median time to complete DUAs decreased...

July 10, 2019

In June, Sponsored Research continued to improve its processing time for outgoing subcontracts and non-funded negotiations. The median time to execute new outgoing subcontracts decreased significantly, from a peak of 150 days in April to 57 days in...

June 4, 2019

 With additional permanent and temporary resources in place, the Office for Sponsored Research is beginning to see benefits of the increased staffing. Processing times and transaction queues for non-funded negotiations (i.e. material transfer...

May 8, 2019

BackgroundIn an email sent April 19 to the Northwestern community, Provost Jonathan Holloway and Senior Vice President Craig Johnson outlined the University’s actions to assist the Office for Sponsored Research in resolving backlogs in some parts of...

May 6, 2019

From Northwestern University Information TechnologyDear Colleagues, I am writing to ask for your assistance and provide guidance on an important matter related to email delivery requirements being implemented by government agencies, private industry...

April 23, 2019

Starting Wednesday, April 24, system users will notice the following updates in InfoEd:Questions on the routing form regarding the involvement of human research subjects and vertebrate animals for subcontracts will now be required.Subcontract change...