Research Strike Preparation

RE:  Research Strike Preparation Dear Colleagues, Recently, the UC received an official notice from the United Auto Workers (UAW) that four bargaining units it represents (Academic Student Employees, Academic Researchers, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Graduate Student Researchers) intend to strike starting Monday, November 14, 2022.  The notice did not include a strike end date; therefore, the…

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Phase 4 Research Transitioning Starts on June 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, On June 22, 2021, UCI will begin its gradual transition to Phase 4 research.  This is the final phase in reopening the UCI research enterprise. In summary, Phase 4 research permits all research activities, as well as all types of invited guests and visitors.  This last phase aligns safety and mitigation requirements with…

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Phase 3 Research Reference Guide

Dear Colleagues, As a follow-up to my email on March 30th announcing UCI’s upcoming move to Phase 3 Research, I would like to call your attention to a tool newly created by EH&S:  The Phase 3 Research Reference Guide. This guide provides links to useful EH&S resources that will help you transition safely and efficiently to Phase 3. This…

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Phase 3 Research Transitioning Starts on April 5, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that on April 5, 2021, UCI will begin transitioning to Phase 3 research.  A confluence of factors makes this possible – the most important being high compliance levels with safety protocols, protective measures, and with approved Phase 1 and 2 research plans, as verified by Environmental Health &…

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Regional Stay at Home Order

Dear Colleagues, As you may have heard and read, the California Department of Public Health has issued a new Regional Stay at Home Order on 12/3/20: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/12.3.20-Stay-at-Home-Order-ICU-Scenario.pdf This Order does not require us to make any modification to our current approved Phase 2 research plans and activities. There are very few, if any, cases of…

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UC Irvine Response to Research Data Ransomware Threat

UC Irvine Response to Research Data Ransomware Threat August 25, 2020 Dear Colleagues: We are writing to you today so that you are aware of a recent ransomware attack targeting UCSF researchers and their data. In this case, UCSF paid a significant sum of money (in bitcoin) to decrypt the ransomed data. UCSF made this…

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UCI receives record $529 million in research funding for fiscal 2019-20

Irvine, Calif., July 20, 2020 — From cutting-edge research and clinical trials focused on cancer care to creating a new center devoted to protecting personal data privacy, University of California, Irvine scholars, scientists and physicians are blazing new paths to help change the world. And their impact keeps growing. In fiscal 2019-20, which ended June…

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UCI Libraries’ Phased Reopening Plans

Dear Colleagues, As you know, UCI research activities transitioned to Phase 2 on June 8, 2020 as a first step in gradual and careful increase of on-campus research.  We have a deep appreciation of the fact that library resources are essential for conducting research. We write today to share information on the current situation and…

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Phase 2 Research Transitioning Starts on June 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues, After meeting with the Orange County Healthcare Agency earlier this week, I am pleased to confirm that UCI will begin transitioning to Phase 2 research starting June 8, 2020.   Faculty and independent researchers (“Plan Owners”) may commence Phase 2 research activities after their dean/s or SRP/ORU director/s (“Authorized Official”) have approved their research…

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UCI Transition to Phase 2 Research

Dear Colleagues, Ever since we implemented research curtailment and shutdown in late March 2020, we have been working on plans for reversing those steps when we would be allowed to do so. Today, I am writing this message to provide important new information about transitioning UCI research activities to Phase 2. On May 11, 2020,…

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