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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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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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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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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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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Dear Colleagues, I am following up on the Chancellor’s message because I know all of you are eager to increase on-site research activities.  The State of California has articulated four stages for lifting restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  On May 4, the State released an update on California’s progress toward stage 2 reopening.  As…

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The UC Vice Chancellors of Research are circulating the following survey in support of the Governor’s request to increase California’s COVID-19 diagnostics sample testing capabilities. As the State and UC discuss various scenarios to resuming operations, there is a recognized need to greatly increase our ability to test individuals and determine whether they have been exposed…

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Dear Colleagues, I am writing today to provide an update on the campus research enterprise. As you know, since March 21, 2020, we have restricted campus research to only approved critical research projects. I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the campus research community for the cooperation and sacrifice in response…

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Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) as a provisional Organized Research Unit (proORU), under the Direction of Professor Krzystof Palczewski and Clinical Co-Director Baruch Kuppermann. The Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) focuses on fostering vision research at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI).…

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Applications will be accepted starting today (April 6, 2020)and continuously until available funds are expended About this Emergency Seed Funding Opportunity  In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office, of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office…

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