Guidance and Announcements

Guidance and announcements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be posted and updated on this page as new information from sponsoring agencies and the University become available. FAQs and SBU's up-to-date information can be accessed here.

Covid-19 Institutional Guidance

PLANNING FOR DISRUPTIONS OF LABORATORY OPERATIONS

Original guidance email sent on March 12th, 2020 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PLANNING GUIDANCE

Updated guidance email sent on March 18th, 2020

Urgent Guidance for Laboratory Research Activities sent on March 20th, 2020

TRAVEL

In light of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19 virus with respect to previously arranged travel reservations, OVPR offers the following guidance for travel on externally sponsored awards. (Posted by OSP on March 10, 2020)

COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Office of Proposal Development has created a webpage that includes funding opportunities specific to COVID-19. The information can be accessed here, and will be updated as new opportunities arise.

HUMAN SUBJECT GUIDANCE

  • Please read these FAQ related to Human Subjects.

    ADVARRA

  • Helpful Information for those using ADVARRA IRB Operations - Advarra IRB Operations Continue as Normal During Coronavirus Outbreak (Posted by OSP on March 11, 2020)
  • Advarra continues its standard practice of having 15 IRB meetings a week, and the IRB has been prioritizing the review of coronavirus protocols as well as amendments relating to changes in the conduct of the research because of unforeseen circumstances.

    IRB meetings and processes are not impacted by any restrictions on travel. The IRB meets remotely via video conference technology, and Advarra staff have the resources and flexibility to work remotely. Read this news item for more information on IRB reporting and other recommendations for research conduct during this public health event.

 

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 RELATED MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENTS (MTAs)

Please note: Any SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 related Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) should be sent in an editable format (if available) to the MTA mailbox (sbu_mta@stonybrook.edu). Please do not fill out the university's name and address. It is fine to add your name as the Recipient Scientist. Please include the contact information from the provider.   
 

RF SUNY

  • NEW: Guidance from SUNY/RF Central Office available here
  • The RF is working with SUNY to provide up-to-date information on the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus. Their website includes information on what you need to know

     

     

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