A series of important educational meetings for faculty members who conduct or plan to conduct research at the University is being offered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
“Research Financial Compliance Awareness Program” sessions are as follows:
• March 22: 8 a.m. Brown Hall Lounge; 3:30 p.m. South Brookings Hall, Room 100; 5 p.m. Goldfarb Hall, Room 132
• March 23: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 noon — all in South Brookings Hall, Room 100; 2:30 p.m. Lopata Hall, Room 101.
• March 9: 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. Wohl Auditorium; 12 p.m., Clopton Auditorium; 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Wohl Auditorium
• March 10: 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Wohl Auditorium
• March 22: 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Bernard Becker Medical Library, Room 601A
Department administrators and other staff interested in the financial management of federal funds are welcome to attend these sessions containing the same material:
• March 23: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Goldfarb Hall, Room 132
• March 9: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wohl Auditorium; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Clopton Auditorium
The one-hour “Research Financial Compliance Awareness Program” will consist of frank discussions about the financial management of federal funds and project-management requirements. It will also convey key information about research compliance requirements.
WUSTL and other major research institutions are under increasing scrutiny by sponsoring agencies and federal auditors to demonstrate the appropriate stewardship of research dollars.
Other reputable academic institutions have seen that the financial management of federal funds is a significant and high-risk compliance issue. But Vice Chancellor for Research Theodore J. Cicero, Ph.D., said, “Washington University has not had the same public compliance failures as some of these other institutions, and I hope that educational programs such as these will continue that trend by proactively providing faculty the key information they need to continue managing sponsored funds appropriately.”
Cicero added, “With the Research Financial Compliance Awareness Program, the University is providing clear and focused information on issues that are at the heart of charging practices on sponsored programs.”
Multiple sessions are scheduled throughout March. R.S.V.P.s should be directed to Laura Emmons at email@example.com.