COVID-19 Information for Tulane University Researchers
As Tulane University makes decisions on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure the university community that our primary concern is the safety of our research participants and the research team members at the university. Our secondary goal is to preserve the scientific integrity of the research and its protocols.
Tulane Office of Research Units Remain Fully Operational
The Tulane IRB and Human Research Protection Office (HRPO), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), Office of Biosafety, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), Office of Research Proposal Development (ORPD), Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development, and Research Compliance Office (RCO) are fully functional and operating at normal capacity. We expect this to continue even if the university further suspends on-site operations for purposes of decreasing COVID-19 transmission. Contact information for each of these units of the Tulane Office of Research is available at https://research.tulane.edu/our-team.
Required changes to research practice based on the coronavirus will be posted on the Office of Research website, https://research.tulane.edu/. Please check the website frequently if you are interacting with research participants.
Tulane University COVID-19 website (information, FAQs, and current recommendations): https://campushealth.tulane.edu/health-center/primary-care/infectious-disease-care/coronavirus-covid-19.
Tulane University President’s announcements on university actions as to COVID-19: https://tulane.edu/tulane-university-moves-online-instruction-cancels-large-events.
Additional guidelines issued by the Tulane School of Medicine are available at https://medicine.tulane.edu/research-covid-19-information.
Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
The Vice President for Research is a university-wide post responsible for overseeing all aspects of research at Tulane University. Priorities for the office include fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, aiding in the recruitment and retention of leading investigators, and building the research portfolio in a manner compliant with government regulation.
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