COVID-19 Research Continuity Update
Effective immediately, all research activity will now require notification versus approval, unless it involves domestic out-of-state and international travel, which is currently prohibited unless an exception is sought and granted.
Researchers are still asked to follow all UMS, State, and CDC guidelines. Currently, these guidelines require approval by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School for domestic out-of-state and international travel for research, which also requires an exception from UMS Risk Management. Please note that research with human subjects has also transitioned to a lower level of restriction as highlighted on the Office of Research Compliance website.
While we still ask that you submit your research activity via the online form, which has also been simplified, it is now for notification. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School will still review these submissions and may contact you with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience during this time and we hope that these changes will make it easier to conduct your research while doing so safely. Our office is available to answer any questions by contacting Tammy Crosby (firstname.lastname@example.org).