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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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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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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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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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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