As part of the HMS NEXT initiative, a group of Central & Department research administrators were tasked with minimizing duplication of effort while maintaining compliance. To this end, the group created a pilot program whereby departments were responsible for review and submission of select proposals and post submission administrative tasks. The pilot proved very successful and has been expanded to other departments. Member departments include:
- Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP),
- Cell Biology,
- Microbiology and Immunobiology (MBIB),
- Neurobiology, and
- Systems Biology
Content outlined in these pages sets forth the specific types of proposals and post-submission actions that are being ceded to these departments, without routing through SPA for additional review and approval.