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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Phased Return to Research

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VCU research is in Phase III.

portrait of young woman scientist in lab wearing protective gloves, glasses and mask with and dropping liquid from pipette into test tube [View Image]Following the guidelines of the universitywide reopen plan, ONE VCU: Responsible Together, the VCU phased Return to Research will occur in a purposeful, responsible and deliberate manner.

Under VCU’s phased return to research, beginning with the lifting of the governor’s orders:

  • All research that is possible to be done remotely should continue remotely, including all seminars, group meetings, etc.  
  • On-campus research activities are now in Phase III (based on OVPRI determination) with a maximum of 50% to 85% capacity. Phase IV, when implemented, will have 100% capacity with physical distancing. Shift work can maintain capacity percentages while allowing more researchers to work.

OVPRI guidance to the research community

Please review the materials posted below regarding COVID-19 research guidelines and VCU's phased return to research.

OVPRI phased return to research guidance

Contact us

Human subject research activities

For IRB approval/submission, contact HRPP:
(804) 828-0868

VCU IRB coordinators
(assigned in RAMS-IRB)

For clinical research:
Lisa Ballance
Executive director for clinical research and compliance

Animal care and research activities

(804) 828-6587
Urgent animal welfare issues: Immediately contact an on-call staff veterinarian at
(804) 840-5085.

Core facilities

Paul Fawcett, Ph.D.
Director of research infrastructure

Sponsored programs

Contact your regular team partner:
(804) 828-6772

Export compliance

Peter Landsman
Assistant director

Compliance issues

Susan Robb
Senior associate vice president for research compliance

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