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The Office of the Vice President for Research emails a monthly e-newsletter with highlights of its activities
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Solicitation for supplies, volunteers, personnel for clinical laboratory testing

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

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

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

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...
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FAQs and other information

https://research.uiowa.edu/covid19-information-researchers

Mitigating COVID-19 impact on research activities

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...

Reminder to disclose foreign research activities

Many of you are aware of federal investigations into the activities of some NIH funded researchers at institutions across the United States, and related arrests, indictments, and investigations at Harvard, Emory University, the University of Kansas, and other institutions. While this recent news should in no way be perceived to reflect on the institutional commitment or character of researchers...
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Feb. 3 survey kicks off quest for major research questions

Bridge-building isn’t just about making connections, growing relationships, and finding common goals (though it’s all of those things). It’s also about taking action through hard and coordinated work, sweat equity, and a shared vision to close the gap between one thing and another. This spring, the University of Iowa’s Research Development Office (RDO), a unit within the UI Office of the Vice...
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Social media campaign seeks to inspire more undergraduate researchers

Several University of Iowa groups are coming together in February to encourage more undergraduate students to get hands-on experience conducting research and scholarship. Led by the UI Student Government (UISG), the Fall in Love with Research campaign kicks off its weeklong celebration of the university’s commitment to undergraduate research on Monday, Feb. 10. The five-day campaign will feature...
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Rosanne Cash will give free talk at Hancher on Feb. 7

Singer-songwriter and four-time GRAMMY award winner Rosanne Cash will host a Creative Matters event at Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7. The event is free and open to the public. Cash will be joined on stage by writer A.M. Homes for a conversation about carrying her family’s legacy forward into her own life’s work, her creative process, and more. A question...