covid-19

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 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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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 Research Activities and California’s Staged Roadmap

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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UC Pop-Up Diagnostic Testing Labs (COVID-19)

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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Update on the UCI Research Enterprise Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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