A RAPid alert on behalf of ORSP and Sponsored Programs.

How We'll Help Prioritize COVID-19 Research 

During this unprecedented time, the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) and Finance-Sponsored Programs, along with the Office of Contract Administration (OCA) continue to be open for business. We will ensure that vital research continues, especially with regard to COVID-19.
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  1. Proposals - ORSP will prioritize the submission of any proposal related to COVID-19. As long as ORSP is given a day’s advance notice, staff will review and submit COVID-19 related proposals by the deadline, regardless of when the proposal is finalized. See the additional details needed.
  2. Contracts/Agreements/Clinical Trials/Expanded Access/Emergency IND - ORSP will prioritize the negotiation of any contract, agreement, or clinical trial related to COVID-19. This commitment applies to agreements for Expanded Access/Emergency IND authorization as well.  See the additional details needed.
  3. Award Setup - Finance-Sponsored Programs and ORSP will accelerate the setup of any awards focused on COVID-19. Place “COVID-19” in the title.  See the additional details needed.
  4. Outgoing Subagreements - The Office of Contract Administration (OCA) will prioritize outgoing subaward agreements to our partners. Place “COVID-19” in the title, and alert OCA by calling 734-763-3193. See the additional details needed.

Requirements with Human Subjects, Laboratory, or Animal Research, or Significant University Resources

All investigators who wish to carry out new or modified research projects related to COVID-19 that involve human subjects, basic laboratory or animal research, or require significant university resources to stand up, must submit a COVID-related Research Prioritization Form to UMOR’s COVID-19 committee. Please direct questions regarding this process to research.covid19@umich.edu.

Additional Resources

We thank you as you continue to step up and find ways to further the important work of research at the University of Michigan.
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