Some questions come up more often than others! For your convenience, a menu of common questions is provided to help you find your answer. If you need more information or clarification, contact RAS anytime.

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General FAQs

Pre-Award FAQs

Post-Award FAQs

General FAQs

Q: What are the responsibilities of the Research Administrative Services (RAS) office?

A: RAS exists to assist all departments within the WSU School of Medicine in all phases of the grants and contracts process, from pre- to post-award: anything from help on filling out SF424s to account reconciliation in a closeout period.  RAS can find information, clarify processes, illuminate tools and provide some extra man/brainpower in high-volume, deadline-driven periods (like when grants are being submitted simultaneously, for instance) to make the whole progression more smooth.  In short, RAS responsibilities are to help make your department's life easier when it comes to grants and contracts, and how that materializes is up to you.  Think of RAS as your reserve troops!

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Q: Who is my Grants and Contracts Officer?

A: Grants and Contracts Officers are assigned by WSU Special Projects Administration (SPA), and can be found here: SPA Grant & Contract Officers By Unit. If you can't find your officer, be sure to let SPA know!

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Q: Where can I find information on the core facilities available?

A:  Here is a list of WSU core facility pages to get you started:

Animal Facilities Core (DLAR) TEM/SEM Microscopy
Behavioral and Field Research Core Small Analytical Instruments
Biorepository Core Materials Characterization Lab - AFM AND XRD
Biostatistics Core Microscopy, Imaging and Cytometry Resources Core
Center for Urban Studies MR Research Facility
Clinical Trials Office and Oncore NANO Fabrication Core Facility
Clinical Imaging Research Core Pedicatrics CRC
Clinical Trials Office PET Center
Epidemiology Research Core Pharmacology Core
Gernomics Core Proteomics Core
Mass Spectrometry  
X-RAY Crystallography  

Synchrotron XRAY-Beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) of the Argonne National Laboratories  (security clearance required; apply at http://www.aps.anl.gov/)

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