OSR News

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...

April 18, 2019

NIH Salary Cap Update FY2019The Office of Personnel Management recently released new salary levels for the Federal Executive Pay Scale effective January 6, 2019. As a result of these changes the Federal Executive Level II (i.e. NIH salary cap) has...

March 19, 2019

Offsite Collaborations Involving Animal WorkIn an effort to ensure appropriate oversight and compliance of performance site animal work, including development of custom antibodies, supported by Northwestern funding, the IACUC conducts a reciprocal...