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Research Administration

Important Coronavirus Update

Dear UMass Lowell Researchers,

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state advisories from the Governor, all research activities on campus are suspended with the exception of pre-approved critical equipment maintenance, animal care and COVID-19 responsive activities.

As such, the Office of Research and Innovation has prepared a statement to provide to sponsors and collaborators if requested: Statement Regarding Suspension of UMass Lowell On-campus Research in Response to COVID-19

In addition, UMass Lowell is working with the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Emergency Response Team and will be directing people to further information as we marshal all of our capabilities to support this coordinated effort. If you are interested in helping and have either expertise or equipment that may be useful, please complete the online survey.

Learn more about internal grants for COVID-19 responsive research, and review a list of select external funding opportunities and resources.

Please also carefully review the research FAQ which is continuously updated on the Guidance for Campus Research in response to COVID-19 webpage.

Thank you for your cooperation as we all work through these challenges together. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email: VCRI@uml.edu.

Please review all the COVID-19 research announcements.

The UMass Lowell Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides assistance to faculty and research staff in all aspects of obtaining and managing external research funding. ORA helps to identify funding sources and submit proposals and is the authorized official for proposal submission and award negotiation. ORA assists with administration of grants and contracts from setup through award closeout.

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ORA is located on the second floor of Wannalancit Mills. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IMPORTANT GUIDANCE REGARDING DISCLOSURES RELATED TO FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON RESEARCH

The UMass Office of the General Counsel has developed additional guidance (pdf) regarding disclosures related to foreign influence on research.

Principal Investigators, Project Directors, and Key Personnel on NIH and NSF projects should pay particular attention to the referenced notices issued by those agencies on July 10, 2019 (NIH) and July 11, 2019 (NSF), which provide clarification about required disclosures and participation in foreign government talent recruitment programs. The University strongly recommends that researchers seeking sponsorship from other federal agencies also disclose such information.

A list of internal contacts is available to provide guidance on federally-mandated disclosures and other compliance issues.

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