SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Office of Research Administration
Potential Impact to Researchers at Downstate
Date Created: 3/17/2020
Previous Updates: 07/25/2020, 07/17/20; 07/03/2020, 07/01/2020; 6/30/2020; 6/29/2020; 6/22/2020, 6/3/2020; 5/9/2020; 4/25/2020; 4/17/2020; 4/16/2020; 4/15/2020; 4/13/2020; 4/10/2020; 4/9/2020; 4/8/2020; 4/6/2020; 4/5/2020; 4/4/2020; 4/2/2020; 3/31/2020; 3/30/2020; 3/27/2020; 3/26/2020; 3/25/2020; 3/24/2020; 3/23/2020; 3/21/2020; 3/20/2020; 3/19/2020
The Office of Research Administration is closely monitoring COVID-19 and the impact on your research. Sponsor policies and guidelines, along with institutional policies and changes in procedures can be found below. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available and we encourage you to check back often for updates.
Sponsored Programs Administration
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued an important memoranda to the federal agencies directing them to implement flexibilities to provide “short-term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements” under the Uniform Guidance. We will continue to monitor any changes in guidelines our sponsors may develop in response to this request.
City Council Discretionary Funding
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
Update: USAMRAA has changed their guidelines to fall in line with the recently issued notice from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the flexibilities offered by other federal sponsors.
Institutional Review Board
For the latest COVID-19 guidance for human research please refer to the IRB Policy and Guidance website.
Ramp up Plan for SUNY Downstate Research Activites
For guidance and forms for ramp-up plans, please refer to the website for Ramp up Plan for SUNY Downstate Research Activities.
IACUC and DCM
The IACUC and DCM are monitoring the situation in regards to COVID-19 and is providing researchers and facility users this special update on new and ongoing operations.