The latest updates on this initiative can be found at Research Ecosystem Review:
April 8, 2019 - A message was sent all in the GW community through GW Today with the release of a 6-page Executive Summary, which contains 15 suggested improvements in the four focus areas. It will be the responsibility of the relevant offices, including OVPR and school level research offices, to implement those recommendations.
One particular change is that OVPR will no longer require a waiver request for missing the five-day internal deadline for proposal submissions. Our SRA team is working with OVPR to implement this change.
Phase 2 of the Research Ecosystem Review is expected to start in the fall, focusing on five areas: Research Core Facilities (e.g. Nanofabrication & Imaging Center), Big Data/High Performance Computing and IT support, Workforce Development (mainly postdoc), Allocation (Financing & Budgeting, Intramural Funding, Space Allocation), and Entrepreneurial Activities and Commercialization.