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Will I continue to have access to my research building?

Currently, all buildings are locked 24/7, and you will be required to use your University or Stanford Medicine lD to enter your building.You should not come to your campus workspace unless you have explicit permission from your School leadership and,…

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How can we prepare for a shortage of crucial supplies or disruption in vendor services?

Assess which supplies or services are truly critical.Contact vendors now regarding the potential for disruption. Identify alternative sources.For supplies or services that would be needed even during research curtailment, work with your group and with your department or building manager…

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Do research sponsors have specific policies on disasters, emergencies, or COVID-19?

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htmNSF Responses to Natural Disasters: https://www.nsf.gov/naturaldisasters/ Please check the sponsor websites and the ORA and RMG websites for current information regarding sponsor guidance, including guidance related to COVID-19 specifically.

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What is social distancing and how does it apply to labs?

The goal of social distancing is to reduce virus transmission by decreasing the frequency and duration of social contact amongst healthy individuals. CDC describes it as “common-sense approaches to limiting face-to-face contact…” but it is not intended to completely eliminate…

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Can human subjects and external research study personnel still come to campus?

Stanford has established guidance whereby human subjects and external research study personnel comply with the CDC guidance for self-isolation and self-quarantine. This means that certain prospective visitors are not permitted to visit Stanford facilities to participate in research activities, including…

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What if I am unable to submit my grant on time due to COVID-19?

Most federal agencies, including NIH and NSF, do not grant prior approval for late submissions; however, there are existing policies that address extenuating circumstances and the NIH published a memo on March 9, 2020 relating to late applications, as well…

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COVID-19 issues are negatively affecting the progress on my grant. What should I do?

See the NIH memos published on March 9, 2020, regarding late applications and an FAQ. The NIHFederal Office of Management and Budget also released a memo indicating that grant “flexibilities are applicable to NIH applicants and recipients where the entity is conducting…

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