Centralized FedEx Shipping of Biological Substances for Clinical Trials

On April 14, 2016, the Office of Research Services (ORS) announced a new pilot process for centralized FedEx shipping of biological substances for clinical trials at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Effective Monday, April 18, 2016, clinical trial shipments with a FedEx pre-paid label may be dropped-off as follows:

  • Location of drop-off:  Mailroom on the SB Level of 5 East 98th Street
  • Drop-off Time:          On or before 4pm, Monday thru Friday
  • Mailroom Contact:     Assistant Manager Sybil Allen (212) 241-6161 (x46161)

Packages must be dropped off with a FedEx pre-paid label by 4:00pm to ensure same-day shipping. Any FedEx shipments after 4:00pm or on the weekends will continue to be the responsibility of the research team.  For all shipments, please ensure the shipper is IATA Certified and that the label and packaging are in compliance with current regulations for shipping biological substances (http://www.un3373.com/info/regulations/).

This initiative, which was developed in response to feedback from our research community, seeks to establish a more streamlined process for using FedEx for clinical trial shipments.  The pilot process will be reviewed after three months to ensure it has made a positive impact for our investigators and research staff.

If you have any questions about shipping biological substances, please email Mark Matthews, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at mark.matthews@mssm.edu.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this pilot process, please reach out to Sonia Kleiner-Arje, Director, Office of Research Services (ORS), at sonia.kleiner-arje@mssm.edu or 212-824-7640.


GCO Helpful Hints: Submitting a Multi-Project Application

Preparing a competitive multi-project (also known as a multi-component or complex) application?  GCO would like to remind you of two important resources.

  • Review GCO’s NIH ASSIST Checklist. It will walk you through administrative logistics and ways to avoid administrative  delays for NIH competitive multi-project applications.
  • Attend an InfoEd Open Help session. The Research IT team will help you set up the project on InfoEd and will be available to answer technical questions.  Bring your questions and any file you want to work on.

Questions about Sponsored Projects?  Please click here for a listing of Departmental Grants Specialists at the GCO who can assist you.