At this point you should not go to your lab without approval. You may arrange with your PI or lab manager to get permission to take notebooks, data storage devices, or computers to help you work remotely.Under no circumstances should…Read full answer about What can I plan to take out of my lab?
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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,…Read full answer about Will I continue to have access to my research building?
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…Read full answer about How can we prepare for a shortage of crucial supplies or disruption in vendor services?
If a COVID-19 infection is discovered, the University will send special cleaning crews. To assist those crews, please tidy up laboratory spaces and inventory now, and, as always, label dangerous reagents and sensitive instrumentation that services staff should avoid. If…Read full answer about Who will clean the lab if a COVID-19 infection is discovered?
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.Read full answer about Do research sponsors have specific policies on disasters, emergencies, or COVID-19?
Remote work could focus on data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing, literature reviews, or planning future experiments. Group meetings should take social distancing requirements into consideration, and ideally be conducted remotely.Read full answer about What kind of remote research work is appropriate to do?
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…Read full answer about What is social distancing and how does it apply to labs?
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…Read full answer about Can human subjects and external research study personnel still come to campus?
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…Read full answer about What if I am unable to submit my grant on time due to COVID-19?
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…Read full answer about COVID-19 issues are negatively affecting the progress on my grant. What should I do?