Update from the Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Mar 17th, 2020

Memorial University

Update from the Office of the Vice-President (Research)
  • Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward.
  • Researchers should not submit any new protocols involving animals. Continuation of existing research studies involving animals will be considered on a case-by-case basis. These requests should be submitted to Dr. Jennifer Keyte, university veterinarian and director of Animal Care Services, via email at jkeyte@mun.ca.
  • All fieldwork for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) is suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward. Researchers currently in the field should return immediately.
  • All graduate students in research-intensive (e.g., thesis-based programs) should work from home. Meetings with supervisors should be carried out using remote methods.
  • Research groups should arrange meetings using remote methods.
  • Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) is moving to a blended model of onsite and remote operations. The Memorial University Researcher Portal (ROMEO) is accessible remotely and faculty and staff should continue to use it for submission of applications and awards to RGCS.
  • Memorial’s Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit is moving to remote operations. 
  • Activities at Technical Services are suspended until further notice. 
  • Memorial’s campuses remain open. The suspension of research activities will be reviewed on a regular basis to determine when normal laboratory and fieldwork activities can resume.

6:50 p.m. update

Contact

Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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