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Category: COVID-19

Now Inviting Labs & Clinics to Place PPE Orders for the Spring

During the spring semester, Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) will continue assisting labs and clinics with the acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of BU’s research recovery effort. With the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, the supply chain remains extremely constrained, and centralized purchasing maximizes BU’s ability to obtain authentic, high-quality products […]

Memo: Health & Safety Requirements for Research Groups

TO: Boston University Principal Investigators FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research  DATE: October 15, 2020 SUBJECT: Action Required: Health & Safety Requirements for Research Groups I’m writing today with important reminders about the COVID-19 protocols required of all Boston University labs, groups, and centers approved for on-campus research. Read on for […]

New Health & Safety Posters for Research Labs

Do personnel in your research laboratory have questions about screening, testing, or health and safety protocol in BU labs during the pandemic? New posters are available for faculty PIs to post in their lab spaces. Download in full color or grayscale and print from any office printer.       Downloads: Full color flyers Grayscale […]

Update from the Medical Advisory Group, August 20, 2020

Facial Coverings Facial coverings and masks are an effective tool to prevent the potential spread of illnesses like COVID-19.  In order to be effective, facial coverings and masks should have a snug fit and ideally consist of two or three layers of material (e.g. two-ply or three-ply).  While fitted N-95 masks provide the best level of protection, these are […]

FAQ: What do I do if someone in my lab tests positive for COVID-19?

Lab Personnel What should I do if I test positive, am exhibiting symptoms, or come in close contact with someone who’s tested positive? Stay home. If you are already at your workplace, go home immediately. If you reported your symptoms through Healthway, a Healthway medical professional will contact you shortly. Otherwise, call the Healthway Line […]

Order PPE for Research & Clinical Needs by August 14

Now Inviting Labs & Clinics to Place PPE Orders for the Fall Last week, the Office of Research shared details about activating research groups for the next phase of the University’s reopening process. Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) will continue assisting labs and clinics with the acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the […]

Back2BU Research: Human subjects & symptom screening

Research Community Steps Up for Coordinated Recovery Effort Researchers return to campus in phases, at reduced density The gradual reintroduction of on-campus research continues, with 315 research groups approved to return to campus and faculty principal investigators (PIs) submitting recovery plans on a rolling basis. Faculty PIs should refer to guidance from the Office of Research for activating research […]

Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID 19 Pandemic

As announced in Notice NOT-OD-20-123, NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH have provided an exception to the policy for post-submission materials (NOT-OD-19-083) for applications submitted for the January 2021 council (beginning with applications submitted for the May 25, 2020 due date for Fall 2020 review meetings).   A one-page update with preliminary data as post-submission materials will be […]

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