Articles from March 2020

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Research cooperation and collaboration offer signs of hope during pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020
Given its dramatic impact on daily life at the University of Iowa, the global spread of COVID-19 makes it tempting to feel pessimistic. Certainly, this is an unprecedented and challenging time on a scale seen by few people alive today. But stories of quiet heroism, of people on campus and across the state going above and beyond to help one another during this crisis, are emerging every day. They...

Solicitation for supplies, volunteers, personnel for clinical laboratory testing

Monday, March 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing not just for COVID-19 but for other tests that use the same materials. Because there is a national shortage of certain supplies, University of Iowa Health Care is seeking assistance identifying resources that might be re-purposed for clinical testing. If you have any of these SPECIFIC supplies, please contact Bradley Ford, medical director of the...

COVID-19 Necessitates Research Activity Ramp-down

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Dear Colleagues: The rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic has required the University of Iowa to accelerate its response to this unprecedented challenge. Earlier today, the university issued a statement further restricting campus building access and activities. With that in mind, and to protect the health and safety of our community, PIs must immediately prepare for all on-campus research to...

Temporary policy on human subjects research-related visits during COVID-19 outbreak effective March 16

Sunday, March 15, 2020
In the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Human Subjects Office are providing guidance related to human subjects-related research visits. This policy is being implemented to protect research participants, researchers, and the larger UI community from risk of infection from COVID-19 as well as to ensure ongoing access to research...

OVPR COVID-19 Related Closures and Cancelations

Friday, March 13, 2020
Following is a list of Office of the Vice President for Research venues and activities impacted by the COVID-19 situation. [Updated March 13, 2020] Closed Pentacrest Museums (Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History). Facilities closed and all scheduled activities canceled through at least April 7. Canceled March 24: Research in the Capitol, Des Moines March 25: Creative Matters...

FAQs and other information

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Mitigating COVID-19 impact on research activities

Friday, March 6, 2020
UPDATE (March 12, 2020): A page with FAQs about COVID-19 preparations for researchers is available here. Dear Researchers, The University of Iowa is closely monitoring the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease, and plans are in place to anticipate, minimize, and adequately manage its potential impact on campus life and operations. Regular updates about these efforts are available on this...