Return to Research Process Polices
It does. We do not recommend that undergraduate personnel return to campus at this time.
Time slots are allocated to a specific PI. PIs will have a PI-only slot that does not count against the capacity calculations.
Yes - it can be configured that way. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org after both PIs have completed their elections and personnel have received training to have permissions configured for both groups.
It will be up to the PI(s) to coordinate on shared spaces – if needed, we can configure the scheduler to help with this on a case-by-case basis. Please note that 25% is not room capacity, but percentage of personnel per PI that can be on campus at once, and that social distancing measures apply to all spaces regardless of size. Further information about specific space size restrictions is found on our Wiki page.
The common areas will be restricted (with the exception of restrooms) until we have rolled out the broader return to campus plans. We need to limit occupancy until we have the resources necessary to ensure those areas are safe - e.g. cleaning supplies and custodial services.
As the capacity restrictions are general and per-PI, the same tools and resources can be used.
The calculation for a group will be 25% rounded down, or 1, whichever is greater. In this instance, they would have 1 slot per the 1 personnel.
All standard safety precautions will apply, in addition to stringent social distancing and sanitization practices. Training is available to all that submit for this access. Further questions can be directed to email@example.com
It will be available when the intake form is made live. Broad campus availability for the intake form will be available on May 26, 2020.
Research personnel will be required to complete daily health surveys as part of compliance with on-campus activities. This information will be used to identify any potential health risks. These mandatory surveys will be received via email and compliance will be monitored by university officials.
No. No return to on-campus activity is required.
Yes. It is strongly encouraged in all instances to continue remote work where possible.
If research activity that cannot be conducted remotely is involved, then yes. Otherwise they will be part of a subsequent phase.
We are working on this.
Every individual must maintain and regularly update a list of substantive and known face-to-face contacts that they have had during the preceding two weeks (i.e., lab members they interact with on a daily basis, human subjects they came in contact with during study procedures, etc.). In the case of a coronavirus infection, this list should be made available to university personnel or community health officials.
As more robust contact tracing solutions become available, additional information will be provided to the UT Dallas community. Utilizing these resources will be strongly encouraged as they will be a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.
Health & Safety
We are trying to acquire PPE supplies centrally and allow returning personnel to request masks and other supplies from a central supply, however, a lot of these supplies are on backorder.
The first line of defense against virus transmission is distance. If that is not possible, then appropriate PPE should be worn. Please consult with firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking into this and intend on supplying these for those who need them.
Cloth face coverings will be required. See our main instructions for further details.
This will be up to the lab.
No. Personnel elected to return to campus will be required to monitor their own temperature and certify via daily health check.
IRB applications can be modified beforehand. Please reach out to IRB@utdallas.edu for questions.
Yes, please visit our Wiki for further information. Additionally, REDCap templates have been configured to track human subject health as related to COVID-19.