The Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) has developed measures to minimize disruptions to research activities caused by COVID-19. These disruptions include closure of campus, interruptions/closure of mass transit, and faculty/staff/students unable to come to campus and/or fulfill their research functions.
Most of ORI's work can be carried out remotely if campus is closed and/or ORI staff are unable to be physically present at work. We have tested our remote work systems to ensure they are working properly and reliably. Below is a summary of our research support services and their status.
ORI staff can perform this work remotely.
COEUS proposal routing will continue to be required.
Please note that remote access to COEUS requires users to utilize the VPN. This requirement includes individuals who must approve COEUS proposals.
Instructions on how to access COEUS and VPN are available here.
COEUS support will continue to be provided remotely via email, phone or ZOOM.
If you need assistance, please contact the Research Systems and Analytics team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Accounting Services (RAS) will also be prepared to continue to provide support to the research community – although demand and priorities may result in some delays. Questions related to research post-award, budget/finances,etc – can be sent to email@example.com
Sponsor proposal deadlines and proposal submissions
Drexel submits the majority of our research proposals to federal government funding agencies (NIH, NSF, Department of Energy, NASA, etc.) Therefore we will follow recommendations/guidelines put forth by these agencies:
Council on Government Relations (COGR)
COGR has compiled a listing of updates from federal sponsors. Researchers are encouraged to check this website often.
COGR compliled FAQs to provide guidance on the administration of federal awards. Go to COGR page below and click on PDF link for latest. Document will be updated accordingly with a date and version number.
NIH has provided guidance on COVID-19 implications for proposal submission and award management.
NSF has started a site at which they are collecting important information from several agencies
Department of Energy
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
If you're unsure who you need to contact or have general compliance questions, contact Sharesse Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267.359.2425 who will put you in contact with the appropriate individuals to assist you.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The staff of the Human Research Protection program within ORI can perform their support work of the IRB remotely.
The IRB committee meetings can be carried out via ZOOM if needed.
For questions about IRB submissions please contact email@example.com or call 267.359.2471.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
The ORI's IACUC support staff can perform their work remotely.
As needed, we will facilitate remote IACUC meetings to address protocol amendments and new protocol submissions.
If you have questions about IACUC submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The export control team has all the tools necessary to complete their work remotely.
If you have questions about export controls, please contact email@example.com.
Conflict of Interest
Our Conflict of Interest (COI) analyst has all the tools necessary to complete their work remotely.
If you have questions regarding conflict of interest, please contact Marjorie Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ORI's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) support staff can perform their work remotely.
As needed, we will facilitate remote IBC meetings to address protocol amendments and new protocol submissions.
If you have questions about IBC submissions, please contact email@example.com.
The Office of Applied Innovation can perform this work remotely.
If you have questions about invention disclosures and/or patent filling please contact Shintaro Kaido at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.341.4051.