March 12, 2020
The Office of Research and Economic Development, in partnership with the Research Task Force, has developed a website to guide Nebraska researchers in planning for COVID-19. At this time, UNL does not plan to restrict access to research spaces.
Website topics include:
- Instructions for research groups on how to prepare in the event that full access is restricted, including identifying emergency personnel, setting up remote work options and meeting proposal deadlines.
- A spreadsheet on continuity planning for laboratories and research spaces.
- Guidance from the Institutional Review Board on conducting human subjects research during this time.
- UNL travel guidelines.
- Contacts for specific questions about how COVID-19 may affect research operations.
- Resources from local, state, national and international sources, including how federal awards may be affected.
- Because the situation is fluid, additional information will be added as it becomes available, including specific guidance from the Office of Sponsored Programs and IRB. Researchers who have immediate questions and concerns about those areas should contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Task Force is meeting regularly to develop guidelines for ensuring research continuity at UNL. Task force recommendations will be made in alignment with UNL policies and procedures. For official updates, visit covid19.unl.edu.
Researchers are encouraged to identify areas that could be impacted by this evolving situation. If you have questions or concerns about how COVID-19 may impact research operations, contact Deb Hamernik, associate vice chancellor for research, at email@example.com.
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