Research Resources & Communications: COVID-19 Pandemic
Ongoing guidance about University of Minnesota research activities, updated when new information becomes available. See the Health Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the status of all University of Minnesota operations.
Applications are now being accepted for OVPR COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants until May 30 or until funds are expended. See Funding for COVID-19 Research for this and other COVID-19 funding announcements.
This guidance was updated on May 27, 2020.
|Clinical Affairs/Medical School||
|Graduate Students||Guidance from UMN Graduate School: COVID-19 & Graduate Education FAQs|
|IACUC/RAR (Research with Animals)|
|IBC/OBAO (Research with biological agents)||
|IRB (Research with Human Participants)||IRB Guidance for Research Involving Human Participants:|
|Laboratories and Other Research Facilities||
While University employees are expected to work from home as much as possible, faculty and staff whose research requires their physical presence to advance research goals or grant requirements can apply to return to on-site work through the Steps for Research Resumption outlined on the COVID-19 Guidance for the Research Community.
Resources for University facilities operating during COVID-19 pandemic:
Under the Sunrise Plan, labs and other facilities now reopening or expanding their work should post these signs before employees return:
Other posters and signage are available on University Health & Safety’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Training and Resources.
Before the Sunrise Plan, UMN labs were required to post either 1) Notice of Hibernation or 2) Notice of Operation and Guidance for Essential Employees on their doors, archived below:
|Sponsored Projects: Federal Agency Guidance||
COGR members across the country—including UMN—are monitoring federal guidance and collecting FAQs and Resources on COVID-19 Impacts to Federal Awards.
You can view specific agency’s guidance on the COGR Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources website with these links (opens in a new tab/window):
|Sponsored Projects: UMN Guidance||Information about how COVID-19 Impacts sponsored research projects:
Instructions for Creating COVID-Related Charges in Peoplesoft:
|Technology Commercialization||Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Technology Commercialization|
|Travel Guidance||Guidance from UMN Purchasing:|
|UMN Advocacy||UMN is part of national organizations advocating for our research community by seeking administrative flexibility from and additional resources for key research agencies.
|Undergraduate Research||COVID-19 Updates for Undergraduate Research|
Communications & Announcements from OVPR