COVID-19 & Research Restart

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

Information for Campus Research Restart

Updated: November 16, 2020

Although Illinois and Chicago are still in Phase 4 of Restore Illinois and Protecting Chicago plans, COVID-19 rates are rapidly increasing throughout the region.  On Monday, November 16th, advisory recommendations made by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health to reduce COVID-19 transmission voluntarily go into effect.  These measures include a) work from home whenever possible, b) participate only in necessary and essential activities, and c) limit travel and gatherings. The increases in COVID-19 infection rates requires that UIC researchers consider making some adjustments to their programmatic activities, especially those that include human subjects and clinical research activities. The OVCR will continue to work with EHSO and all College, Department and Unit Leaders to provide uniform guidance for research oversight. Current guidelines and information on OVCR operational units is provided below for your information.  This information will be updated as needed.