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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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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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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