Research Continuity and Mitigation due to COVID-19
Official Communications to UNT Research Community
As noted by the President’s address and other messages to the university COVID-19 is having an impact on normal operations and procedures at UNT. As of March 25, Denton city has put in place a shelter in place. Please refer to City of Denton guides. The Division of Research and Innovation has been working with academic units and developing operations to continue service to our UNT research community. Here, we will provide guidance and updates.
Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 - View funding agency communications on Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that have been released in response to COVID-19.
The Division of Research and Innovation will host a zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 31st, at 11 am CST to discuss research opportunities related to the COVID-19 crisis. Call in details for the meeting are listed below.
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Mark McLellan, Vice President of Research and Innovation communications
At this time, UNT is on restricted access for reserachers and only essential research activities (maintain equipment and organisms). If you were deemed an essential research personnel you will receive an ID card that must be carried with your UNT ID if you are on campus.
March 23rd Continuity of Research Townhall Meeting
Recording of the Continuity of Research Townhall meeting on Monday, March 23rd.
March 21st Message from VPRI Mark McLellan
This communication provides guidelines for a campus in-laboratory research ramp down. Refer to Lab Ramp-Down Checklist below for guidance. All "in-person" human subjects research must cease. Electronic communications and remote work for human subjects research is allowable.
March 18th Message from VPRI Mark McLellan
This communication provides additional guidelines for all campus researchers.
March 17th Message from VPRI Mark McLellan
This communication provides additional guidelines for researchers involved with human subjects.
March 16th Message from VPRI Mark McLellan
This communication oulines guidelines for researchers within laboratory and other research spaces and general guidance for researchers involved with human subjects.
Best Practices and Special Planning for Researchers
As part of mitigating the impact COVID-19 has on UNT research we asked faculty to submit research continuity plans so they can communicate their contact information and research continuity needs when UNT operations moved to a reduced or restricted access. This information should have been provided to your departmental chair and AVPRI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Guidance and Precautions - please visit this page for ongoing research guidance and precautions. Highest priority is being given to all inquiries, submissions, and modifications related to COVID-19, official memo from the IRB can be found here.
Human Subjects Research Guidelines - the human subjects team has established IRB guidance for current studies.
Animal Subjects Research Guidelines - the IACUC team has established IACUC guidance for current animal studies.
Federal Funding Agency Communications - this page is focused on communications that have been released on proposal deadlines and business continuity by federal agencies.
Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 - this page is focused on communications on Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that have been released in response to COVID-19.
Laboratory Ramp-Down Checklist - in the event of a closure use this checklist to assist with the process within your lab.