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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: August 17, 2020 at 5:05 p.m.

Animal Care and Use + Laboratory Animal Resources: 

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Animal Care unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee meetings will continue as long as the committee is able to achieve quorum.

Export Controlled and Secure Research:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC) unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.  OESRC will maintain on-site presence at our CRC office location and all services are fully operational.  OESRC training sessions will remain virtual under modified operations status whenever possible.

Human Subjects Research:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Human Subjects Research unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

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:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Laboratory and Biosafety unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

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:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the LINK, License, Launch unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

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.

Privacy and Research Data Protection:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Privacy and Research Data Protection unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

Consultation will be available, but response may be delayed.

Research Conflict of Interest:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Research Conflict of Interest unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

Routine disclosures and reviews will continue to occur, but response times might be delayed.

Research Computing:

On Aug. 3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode. In conjunction with the university, the Research Computing unit moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.

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:

On Aug.3, the university transitioned to a modified operations mode.  In conjunction with the university, the Office of Sponsored Programs moved to modified operations status, effective Aug. 3, 2020.  While the Office of Sponsored Programs’ staff primarily continue to telecommute, all operations are fully functional.