OVCR Holiday Schedule

OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES (ORS)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Tuesday, December 24th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2019, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project documents due prior to Thursday, January 2, 2019, please submit all necessary paperwork no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2019.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICE (GCO)

The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Tuesday, December 24th. As such, GCO will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2019, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

OFFICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF RESEARCH SUBJECTS (OPRS)

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Tuesday, December 24th.

  • OPRS will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2019, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020. OPRS Live submissions will not be accepted during the reduced service period.
  • OPRS will make every effort to process submissions received by December 1, 2019 prior to the December 23rd closure; however, please note that our ability to do this depends on the volume of submissions received and staffing during this period.
  • Please be mindful of your protocol expiration date. If your protocol expires before January 10, 2020, please have your Continuing Review in to OPRS at least four weeks ahead of the expiration date to prevent a lapse.
  • Requests for emergency use of an investigational drug or device may submitted during this time. In the event of an emergency use request please submit your request via the UIC IRB listserv at uicirb@uic.edu.

OFFICE OF ANIMAL CARE AND INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY (OACIB)

The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) serving the Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety Committees (ACC/IBC) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services. OACIB will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2019 and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

To allow time for the review and approval process prior to the reduced service schedule, please remember the following deadlines:

ACC Deadlines

  • Deadline for submission for ACC protocols eligible for review at the January 2019 Meeting is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
  • Deadline for ACC modifications eligible for administrative, designated review, or full committee review is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Modifications submitted after this date will be reviewed in January.

IBC Deadlines

  • Deadline for submission of IBC protocols eligible for review at the January IBC Meeting is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
  • Deadline for IBC modifications eligible for administrative or full committee review is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Modifications submitted after this date will be reviewed in January.

BIOLOGIC RESOURCES LABORATORY (BRL)

The Biologic Resources Laboratory Business Office (BRL) will operate on a limited schedule for essential services during non-observed university holidays beginning Monday, December 23, 2019. The BRL Business Office will close at 3:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2019, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Please refer to the BRL website for detailed operating business hours and order deadlines. Animal orders received prior to Monday, December 23, 2019 at noon will be placed same day. Please note this schedule does not affect the laboratory, surgery, or animal areas which maintain normal operating hours under the essential services unit schedule.