As a follow-up to the research-related message issued Friday, March 6th, the Office of Research created a Questions and Answers website: COVID-19’s potential impact on research/grant activities.
As a reminder, principal investigators must exercise their best judgement for starting or continuing research activities and work with their campus, college, and immediate leadership to develop plans in the event of a campus closure or reduced operations. Please work in collaboration with your unit leadership and coordinate with your associate deans or vice chancellors for research and appropriate WSU regulatory/compliance bodies (e.g., IRB, IACUC, IBC, OCV, EH&S) to implement your plan. Your plan must prioritize safety of all personnel engaged in research and incorporate the considerations outlined in the OR COVID-19 general guidance communication.
If you have any additional questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Research continues to monitor the situation and address questions as they arise.
The Q&A website will be updated, as needed.