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A Raise3D printer builds layers of a face shield headband. Photo: Spencer Roberts for Virginia Tech.
A Raise3D printer builds layers of a face shield headband. Photo: Spencer Roberts for Virginia Tech.

Updated: April 22, 2020 at 2:05 p.m.

Animal Care and Use + Laboratory Animal Resources: 

The Animal Care unit moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive. Processing times might be delayed. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee meetings will continue as long as the committee is able to achieve quorum.

Human Subjects Research:

The Human Subjects Research unit moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive. Processing times might be delayed. Monthly Institutional Review Board meetings will continue as long as the board is able to achieve quorum.

Laboratory and Biosafety:

The Laboratory and Biosafety unit moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive. Processing times might be delayed. Institutional Biosafety Community meetings will continue as long as the committee is able to achieve quorum.

LINK, License, and Launch:

LINK, License, and Launch moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive.

We are working closely with our corporate partners to reschedule planned visits with students and faculty. Company-focused events will either be converted to online conferencing or rescheduled as appropriate. We anticipate creating strategies and plans with our partners for increased industry, alumni, faculty, and student engagement after the COVID-19 disruption has ended.

Privacy and Research Data Protection:

The Privacy and Research Data Protection unit moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive. Consultation will be available, but response may be delayed.

Research Conflict of Interest:

The Research Conflict of Interest unit moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive. Routine disclosures and reviews will continue to occur, but response times might be delayed.

Research Computing:

High performance research computing systems continue to be available.

Research Computing Facilities are dependent on other IT services remaining operational, but otherwise not significantly impacted.

Research-Related Training:

All in-person research-related training has moved to online sessions, where possible.

Sponsored Programs:

The Office of Sponsored Programs moved to essential operations status, effective April 3, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Ralph Northam’s statewide “stay-at-home” directive.

At this time, we have not seen disruption of proposal submissions to sponsors.  If you expect to have a delay in being able to submit a proposal by the sponsors deadline please see FAQs for directions. If federal agencies were to close, we anticipate that proposals will be held in queues to be reviewed once the agency reopens.