COVID-19 & Research Restart

OVCR Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19 Emergency and Research Restart

COVID-19 OACIB Archives

Date Updates
June 10, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
June 3, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
May 29, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
May 22, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
May 14, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
May 8, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
May 1, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
April 24, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
April 17, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
April 10, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
April 7, 2020 Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
March 31, 2020, 10am Information provided on March 25, 2020 remains current
March 25, 2020

Updated FAQs:

  • How should I communicate with OACIB? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended social distancing, OACIB is operating remotely and will continue until further notice. During this time, general questions and concerns, and protocols and protocol modifications should be sent to oacib@uic.edu with the subject line appropriately completed. A member of the OACIB staff will respond to the inquiry and/or acknowledge receipt of the submission. Do not submit questions or documents to a specific employee during this time.
  • Will my submission be reviewed? Please note that during this time of remote operation, OACIB will triage submissions in order to accommodate projects with active ongoing animal experiments. The highest priority will be given to protocols undergoing triennial renewal and in “Just in Time” as well as modifications to protocols in which animals are currently being used in an experimental study. New protocols and/or modifications requesting to conduct new experiments will be considered a lower priority as research staff are not to initiate new studies at this time. As a result, protocols and modifications categorized as low priority may experience a delay in the review process compared to previous submissions. The intent, however, will be to review all submissions in as timely a manner as possible during this unprecedented time.
March 17, 2020 The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) is also prepared to serve the UIC research community and continue business operations in the event of scaled back University operations.

FAQs:

  • How should I communicate with OACIB? All questions and submissions (protocols, modifications, revisions, continuations) should be submitted to oacib@uic.edu. Please use a specific subject line for communication sent to the office. Please refrain from sending documents or questions to a specific employee during this time.
  • Will my submission be reviewed? Yes, but it may take longer for review than in the past. Investigators need to consider submission of any new projects (protocols or modifications) at this time. Resubmission of an expiring protocols and annual continuation are not new projects and will be given first priority.
March 16, 2020 The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) is also prepared to serve the UIC research community and continue business operations in the event of scaled back University operations.

FAQs:

  • How should I communicate with OACIB? All questions and submissions (protocols, modifications, revisions, continuations) should be submitted to oacib@uic.edu. Please use a specific subject line for communication sent to the office. Please refrain from sending documents or questions to a specific employee during this time.
  • Will my submission be reviewed? Yes, but it may take longer for review than in the past. Investigators need to consider submission of any new projects (protocols or modifications) at this time. Resubmission of an expiring protocols and annual continuation are not new projects and will be given first priority.