Weekly Update on Research Reconstitution Activities

July 17, 2020

Dear Research Community Colleagues,

Thank you for your engagement on our return to campus effort. Taking the time to follow the processes outlined is necessary in this ongoing collaborative endeavor especially as we continue to monitor the local and national status of COVID-19. 

Presently research ramp up remains on track with minimal changes in our plans over this week. As this process continues, we are looking at providing summaries every other Friday moving forward as warranted by new information.

Please continue to visit our webpages which feature specific COVID-19 research topics including funding, research guidance and additional resources. This is a useful resource and I want to be sure that you are aware of this consolidated information regarding your research in this time. These pages are updated accordingly with current information.

Information highlights for this week are as follows: 
  • Clinical Research: The ramp up of these activities continues. For CU Anschutz areas, protocol re-activation of Groups 1 through 3. More details can be found here.
  • Community-Based Research: The community re-activation plan has begun. Click here for specifics. The process includes:
    • Complete the required Community & Off-Campus Research Study Application Submission detailing the specifics of the individual protocol re-activation plan based on the framework document.
    • An application form example for reference is now available.
    • The plan will be reviewed and approved by an institutional Community Research Ramp up Committee.
    • Any travel related to this research needs prior approval from the dean of the appropriate school and documentation of this approval must be uploaded with the submission.
    • All faculty and staff approved to conduct research in the community must take a one-hour COVID safety training. Training will be offered each week on Monday at 11am. Details are here
  • Building Entry: Those approved to return to campus can check in at any of the four campus entry locations for screening, which are noted in the daily health questionnaire application, with specific information on opening times for each location. Student staffing is being integrated into the research ramp up process. Please be mindful and interact with all individuals (faculty, staff and volunteers), showing courtesy and respect as they help us to fulfill this needed role.
  • EHS: We would also like the community to know that contact tracing is being done for any COVID-19 positive cases on campus via our occupational health office. More details will be provided as available for distribution.



Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus


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