As of July 1, 2019, Dr. Jeff Botkin will officially step down from his role as the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance. Dr. Erin Rothwell, PhD, has been appointed as the new Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance for the University of Utah. Dr. Rothwell will have oversight for the Human Subjects Protection Program and the related compliance offices, including the Intuitional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest (COI), Research Misconduct, Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE), Research Education, and the Biosafety Committee.
The offices of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) would like to bring attention to several major recommendations and changes to lab safety programs around campus. The following items were reviewed by three different groups regarding lab safety culture, procedures, and compliance at the University of Utah:
The University of Utah has purchased a one-time, 12-month Oracle Java subscription license that covers Oracle Java product use by all of University of Utah campus and UHealth organizations. The 12-month subscription was purchased in order to give university organizations time to migrate to alternative no-cost Java products for in-house and vendor-provided software. University IT leaders strongly urge system administrators to migrate to alternative no-cost Java products as soon as possible, no later than May 2020.
University organizations must follow a new approval process in order to purchase, lease, develop or otherwise acquire enterprise software. The approval process includes completing the current version of the university’s technical Request for Proposal (RFP) document; gaining approval from the appropriate university IT governance committees; and completing a three-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) form, which must be approved by both the cognizant dean/administrative director and the University CIO
Please be advised that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.