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OVPR Guidance and announcements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be posted and updated on this page. 
 OVPR Town Hall - April 15, 2020  Research Operation Guidance  
View:  Plan for Restarting Research Lab, Field and Studio Activity
Updated: Guidance for Researchers Conducting Human Subject Research during Covid-19 (June 15, 2020)  
SBU campus wide guidance and FAQs can be accessed  at the   campus COVID-19 website
SUNY System COVID-19   website
Research Foundation for SUNY COVID-19   Guidance

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities  

Sponsor Funding Opportunities 

The Office of Proposal Development has compiled a   list of current funding opportunities for COVID-19 related research.   Researchers are also recommended to check with individual sponsor agencies for opportunities. 

 

Agency Guidance for Proposal and Award Management

COGR is doing an outstanding job posting Agency Guidance Specific to Proposal Submissions and Award Management. Rather than duplicate efforts please refer to the COGR website.   Contact  your OSP Specialist who will provide guidance in case you can't meet a proposal deadline. 

COGR - Agency Guidance Specific to Proposal Submissions and Award Management
COGR - FAQs and Resources on COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards
COGR -  FAQs Regarding COVID-19's Impact on Federal Awards & Additional Information

COVID-19 Related Webinars and Presentations

NCURA recording of webinar:  Research Administration in a Time of Disruption: The Impact of COVID-19 on University Research Environment and Management    

OMB Presentation on Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus and Implementation of The GREAT Act  View the Presentation View the Recording  

 

OVPR Guidance 

Plan for Restarting Research Lab, Field and Studio Activity

On June 10, 2020 research activities began to resume according to the phases defined in the Plan. 

View our Plan for Restarting Research Lab, Field and Studio Activity  here .

FAQs:  Research Activities and Laboratories  

View our FAQs   here

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Materials 

Any SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 related Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) should be sent in an editable format (if available) to the MTA mailbox. Please do  not fill out the university's name and address. It is fine to add your name as the Recipient Scientist. Please include the contact information from the provider.   

Travel 

 Travel restrictions changed rapidly over the past several months.   

Travel is currently highly restricted -   memo  from the Office of the Provost

For information regarding previously arranged travel please see OVPR guidance   here  and the applicable sponsor guidance (see links above). 

For current federal travel restrictions see the  Department of State Travel Advisories

Human Subjects Activities

UPDATED: Guidance for Researchers Conducting Human Subject Research during Covid-19 (June 15, 2020)

 FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions regarding your human subjects activities can be accessed   here

Advarra

Advarra continues its standard practice of having 15 IRB meetings a week, and the IRB has been prioritizing the review of coronavirus protocols as well as amendments relating to changes in the conduct of the research because of unforeseen circumstances.  Guidance from Advarra can be accessed   here .