Weekly Update on Research Reconstitution Activities

July 10, 2020

Dear Research Community Colleagues,

As we wrap up the first full week in July, we wanted to take a moment and thank each of you for your engagement on our return to campus effort. Taking the time to follow the processes outlined is extremely helpful and necessary in this ongoing collaborative endeavor.  

At a campus level, health checkpoints will continue as part of our overall return to campus process. Each individual must do their part to make this process work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Please be mindful and interact with all individuals (faculty, staff and volunteers), showing courtesy and respect. If you have suggestions for improvements to the process, please send them via email to

Lastly, take a moment 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. These pages are updated accordingly with current information.

Information highlights for this week are as follows: 
  • Building Entry: Those approved to return to campus can check in at any of the four building entry locations for screening across campus, which are indicated in the daily health questionnaire.
  • Clinical Research: The ramp up of these activities continues. For CU Anschutz areas, protocol re-activation is still focused on Groups 1 through 3 (please click here for more detail).
  • 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 RedCap form detailing the specifics of the individual protocol re-activation plan based on the framework document.
    • The plan will be reviewed and approved by an institutional Community Research Ramp up Committee.
    • Any travel 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
  • EHS: Student staffing is being integrated into the research ramp up process. Please take a moment to review the posting and forward to any interested individuals. All interested students should email directly. 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 coming soon.


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


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