COVID-19 Research Requests

Dear Members of the Tufts University Research Community,

New COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities

To facilitate COVID-19 research projects, the OVPR has formed a team to identify funding opportunities and other programs to support this work. These opportunities will be shared with the research community on an ongoing basis by way of our COVID-19 website.

All COVID-19 Research Projects Require Prior Approval

To ensure the needed resources are available and the appropriate safety measures are in place, all COVID-19 research projects conducted by Tufts researchers, regardless of project type and funding source, must be approved by the COVID-19 Research Oversight Committee. This approval must be secured prior to: submitting a sponsored funding proposal, including letters of intent and pre-proposals; submitting a protocol or registration to one of our internal regulatory committees (IACUC, IBC, IRB, IRLSC); and or initiating collaborative work with a group or individual external to Tufts. To submit your COVID-19 research project for review, complete this Qualtrics form. The COVID-19 Research Oversight Committee will be meeting on a weekly basis to review projects.

Ongoing Communication & Support

In addition to our weekly Town Hall meetings, the OVPR will be sharing guidance and ways in which our office can support you and your research team during this time by way of our COVID-19 website. Please stay tuned for more information.

Warm Regards,

Caroline Genco
Vice Provost for Research