The Research Experience

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) looks forward to the fall reopening of all university research programs. The OVCR collaborates with the UIC Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) and has posted restart plans on both websites.

General research restart guidance

Human subjects research

  • OVCR established the COVID-19 Research Recovery Committee in collaboration with the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences to help investigators and Deans prioritize and restart IRB-approved research studies using human subjects.
  • Plans to restart human subjects research requires a gradual, staged effort to allow for testing of all safety procedures and to ensure the protection of research staff and volunteers.
  • Questions or concerns regarding research restart plans should be submitted to research@uic.edu.

Biological Resources Laboratory (BRL)

  • OVCR established the COVID-19 Research Recovery Committee in collaboration with the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences to help investigators and Deans prioritize and restart IRB-approved research studies using human subjects.
  • Plans to restart human subjects research requires a gradual, staged effort to allow for testing of all safety procedures and to ensure the protection of research staff and volunteers.
  • Questions or concerns regarding research restart plans should be submitted to research@uic.edu.

Research Resources Center (RRC)

  • The Research Resources Center (RRC) has reopened all of its shared services and core facilities, and is working to return its research capacity and turn-around time to pre-COVID-19 levels. Please reference each core’s new user guidelines before requesting services, projects or scheduling equipment.
  • Send questions to rrcadmin@uic.edu or call 312-996-7600 to schedule a video meeting.

Further information on restarting research within colleges can be found on each college website. If you have any questions for the OVCR leadership and staff regarding research restart, please email research@uic.edu.