After a final risk assessment and consideration of public comment, NIH published its final approval notice for a new state-of-the-art National Biocontainment Laboratory – the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). Final State approval processes remain to be completed now. A spokesperson for Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) told the Boston Globe “the rest of the facility probably would not open before the end of this year or early 2014, assuming it obtains all remaining approvals.” The lab is currently partially open, with work limited to BSL-2, on the BUMC campus in Boston, Massachusetts.
Roger has worked in research administration including pre-award, compliance, conflicts of interest, animal facility and recharge center management, and information systems for more than 25 years. His focus in recent years has been on electronic research information systems, working since 2006 with InfoEd Global and its client institutions in his role as Associate Vice President for Product Management. Roger is an expert in the area of electronic proposal submission and works closely with colleagues through the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), SRA and NCURA sharing information and participating in working groups.