By Lyly Luhachack, PhD, ASHG Policy & Advocacy Assistant
As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic extends to every facet of daily life, the research community is coming together to find ways to manage in the new circumstances. The NIH has recognized that flexibility is required in the agency’s response to help NIH applicants and recipients of NIH funding and so has a dedicated page for the latest information available. This includes guidance for late applications, human subject studies, pandemic planning for animal care, FAQs, and many others.
Please visit NIH and the links below for the latest information and resources. We will update this list of resources if more information becomes available.
- COVID-19: Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding
- Subscribe to NIH Extramural Nexus for updates on extramural grant policies and news.
- Follow NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Dr. Mike Lauer’s Open Mike
- NIH Grants Youtube Channel
- Research!America’s coronavirus page contains a collection of relevant resources from the government, universities, and science societies.
- A laboratory ramp-down checklist, like MIT’s, can help with organizing a lab shut-down.
- The Council of Governmental Relations has released an FAQ Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Federal Awards. (March 16, 2020)
- A basic guide to Zoom for virtual conferencing from Jennifer Polk, PhD. (March 16, 2020)
- 10 Ways to Spend Your Time for researchers working from home (Science, March 16, 2020)
Update: Please visit ASHG’s new Information for the Community-COVID-19.