Follow-up: Curtailment of On-Campus Research Activities
Dear Faculty Colleagues,
As a follow-up to the message sent yesterday about curtailment of on-campus research and plans for a possible research shutdown, attached is a recommended checklist to follow for those who are submitting a shutdown plan for their lab. This checklist is modified from similar lists other universities that find themselves in a similar situation have been distributing. We hope you find it helpful. It can also be found at https://research.ucr.edu/webdocs/sp/laboratory-ramp-down-checklist-2020-03-17.pdf .
Our Vivarium will continue to operate in the event of a research shutdown. if your research team is currently caring for your own lab’s animals, you will need to detail in your shutdown plan for how care and feeding will continue to be performed by individuals in your lab.
A few reminders from Monday’s message:
• Our priority remains our future research capacity, including expensive instrumentation and facilities, as well as unrecoverable biological or perishable materials, data, and artifacts.
• Those who have been authorized by their deans to continue research operations are required to submit a shutdown plan by Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
• PIs/Faculty who have been approved to continue research are not being asked to shut down by Friday, but to put a plan in place.
We remain confident that by working together we can make it through these difficult times.
Thank you again for all your efforts.
Rodolfo and Tom