Research continuity update for April 7, 2020

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, Vice President for Research.

The Office of Research will have a second All-Campus Zoom Meeting on Research Activity on Tuesday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. As we did last time, the meeting will begin with brief updates from VP Ostrander and AVPs Fulkerson and Peluso. We will then open the remainder of the meeting for Q&A. You will all be muted when you come into the meeting and you will have the opportunity to pose questions, which will be answered in real time, via the “Chat Function.” You are encouraged to only post questions that are of general interest to the group. To join this meeting, please click here: Join Zoom Meeting.

On Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m., there will be a similar call focused on research administration topics.  Kerry Peluso (OVPR), Pamela Ray (SRA) and Heather Cave (Research Foundation) will be providing updates. Information on RAMP will be provided and a Q&A session will be held.  To join this meeting, please click here: Join Zoom Meeting.

The Office of Research has created a portal for researchers to access funding opportunities related to COVID-19, as well as other COVID-19 research-related information. This site will be updated as new information becomes available. You can access the site by clicking OVPR Portal to access funding opportunities.

Should you have specific questions related to issues you are encountering or anticipate encountering, please email Gary (, Laurel (, or Kerry ( as appropriate and we will get back to you as soon as possible.