Office of Research Service Continuity Planning for COVID-19

Office of Research

As COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, the Syracuse University Office of Research remains available and dedicated to minimizing disruption to research and scholarship activities where possible.

The majority of our research support services and affiliated units (Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity and Protections, Technology Transfer, Proposal Support Services, the Source, CASE, and SyracuseCoE) have transitioned to virtual offices environments. Specific contact information as well as any changes in services are noted on the following pages.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP)

Office of Technology Transfer

Office of Proposal Support Services

The SOURCE

Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE)

CASE


Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Impacts to OSP services

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) continues to provide full service and staffing, to serve the campus community in the preparation, review, and submission of proposals to external funding agencies, as well as, setting up new funding awards as they are received.

How to communicate with OSP

During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for service requests to OSP is by email to the addresses below.  However, if phone is the only option please leave a voice message for the intended party and it will be retrieved and responded to accordingly. Please contact your OSP Research Administrator by email with any request that you may have for assistance with:  the submission of a proposal, the setup of an award, or any other proposal or awards questions you may have.

The OSP Director, will be on-site in Lyman Hall on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during normal business hours to attend to business functions needing face-to-face attention.  Additionally, if circumstances require, the OSP Director or other OSP designee will make themselves available to meet on campus, with advance notice.  Please contact the OSP Director to request a meeting at least one day in advance.

OSP Contacts Email Phone
Stuart Taub, Director staub@syr.edu 315-443-9356
Lisa Kaley-Heyn, Associate Director lvkaleyh@syr.edu 315-443-9357
Amy Deppa, Research Administrator asdeppa@syr.edu 315-443-9355
Amy Graves, Research Administrator ajgraves@syr.edu 315-443-9360
Ross Gullo, Research Administrator rgullo@syr.edu 315-443-1121
Jennifer Ho Manion, Research Administrator chomanio@syr.edu 315-443-8252
Caroline McMullin, Research Administrator cmcmulli@syr.edu 315-443-9358
Heather DiBlasi, Subaward Coordinator hmdiblas@syr.edu 315-443-2510
Peter Humphreys, Grant & Contracts Asst. phumphre@syr.edu 315-443-2807
OSP General Office Email Address ospoff@syr.edu

Sponsored Programs

https://sponsoredprograms.syr.edu/

As new information about the COVID-19 crisis is being received with increasing frequency, please check OSP’s home page for the most up-to-date information related to our office’s service provisions.

 

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Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP)

Impacts to ORIP services

The Office of Research Integrity and Protections, excluding Laboratory Animal Resources, will be working remotely with 1-2 staff members available in the office during abbreviated office hours. Lab Animal Resources will be working on-site to conduct daily animal husbandry. In person consultation and trainings are not currently available, all other services are available.

Training in responsible conduct of research for undergraduates, graduates and post docs will be on hold until August 2020.

How to communicate with ORIP

 During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for service requests and questions to ORIP is by email to the addresses below:

ORIP Contacts Email Phone
ORIP General Office Email Address
Human Research Protections/Institutional Review Board
orip@syr.edu
Tracy Cromp, ORIP Director tjcromp@syr.edu
Katie Barnett, Assistant Director
Export Controls, Clinical Trials Registration,
Foreign Influence in Research, Financial Conflicts of Interest
kjoa01@syr.edu
Misty Touchette,
Lab Animal Facilities Manager,
IACUC Administrator Laboratory Animal Resources
mltouche@syr.edu
lar@syr.edu
315-443-4544

Office of Research Integrity and Protections

https://researchintegrity.syr.edu/

 

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Office of Technology Transfer

 Impacts to Technology Transfer services

All services provided by Technology Transfer will continue.  Technology Transfer will communicate if additional time is required due to remote work arrangements of office staff and our partners (patent counsel, technology transfer and research staff at other universities, etc.). Meetings with researchers and corporate partners that would normally be held in-person will now be held via conference call or using virtual meeting platforms. Documents that require signatures will be circulated using Adobe Sign if possible.  If Adobe Sign is not possible, signature instructions will be emailed to the signee.  Technology Transfer will temporarily suspend the notary requirement on documents that require notarization.

Additional Considerations

 It remains critical to provide Technology Transfer as much time as possible to evaluate and protect intellectual property prior to any publications or presentations (in-person or virtual). Researchers should evaluate their work for patentable inventions and report those inventions as soon as possible through the on-line invention disclosure portal. We recognize that publications relating to understanding, diagnosing, treating, or immunizing against COVID-19 are likely to be fast-tracked for public dissemination. Researchers active in this space are asked to identify themselves to Technology Transfer.

How to communicate with Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer will continue to communicate with the university research enterprise (faculty, staff and students) and non-university partners (government, corporate and non-profit) through the following methods: E-mail; Voicemail and return phone calls; Scheduled conference call meetings; Microsoft Teams and Zoom Virtual Meetings. To arrange a virtual meeting or conference call, please email Technology Transfer at:

Technology Transfer Contacts Email Phone
Jennifer Crisp, Technology Transfer Director jmcrisp@syr.edu 315-443-5196
Elizabeth Jeffery, Operations Specialist jeffery@syr.edu 315-443-5196

Technology Transfer – Operations and Services

https://techtransfer.syr.edu/

 

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Office of Proposal Support Services

The Office of Proposal Support Services continues to provide services for proposal development, management of CUSE Grants, management of Syracuse University Application and Review Platform (InfoReady), funding opportunity searches, and other Office of Research needs. For the spring semester, all in-person training sessions have been postponed, and dates will be rescheduled.

How to communicate with Proposal Support Services

During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for service requests is by email to the addresses below.  However, if phone is the only option please leave a voice message for the intended party we will return your call.

The Director of Proposal Support Services will be available for on-site meetings in Lyman Hall each weekday with advance notice.  Please contact the Proposal Support Services Director to request a meeting at least one day in advance.

Proposal Support Services Contacts Email Phone
Christina Leigh Docteur, Director cdocteur@syr.edu 315-443-2195
Chetna Chianese, Associate Director cchianes@syr.edu 315-443-2939
Jeff Falchi, Operational Business Analyst jtfalchi@syr.edu 315-443-6627

Proposal Support Services

https://research.syr.edu/proposal-support-services/

Sponsored Funding Opportunities

https://research.syr.edu/proposal-support-services/sponsored-funding-opportunities/

 

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The SOURCE

Impacts to The SOURCE services

The SOURCE team is working remotely and is available to support research students and faculty mentors. Our primary goals include assisting graduating seniors with adjustments to the scope and timeline of their projects so may conclude their work and helping all research students and faculty mentors revise their plans to adapt to changing circumstances. This may include revisions to the budget and allocation of grant funding, logistics, timeline, scope, or methods of the project. We will continue the review and awarding of grants from the spring 2020 cycle and will work with grant recipients to adapt their plans. We will likely organize an alternate funding application to be responsive to changing needs of students and faculty mentors as the next few months unfold.

Additional Considerations

The SOURCE will move research skills and introductory workshops to a virtual format and move resources and content online for remote accessibility. Recognizing that conferences and presentation opportunities in the next few months have been cancelled, SOURCE will organize a virtual poster session and provide one-on-one video consultations to give feedback and practice research presentations. Student Research Mentors will be available to meet by appointment.

How to communicate with The SOURCE

During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for the SOURCE is by email to the addresses below, to set up a phone call or video chat appointment.  Or you may call the number below and leave a voicemail message and your call will be returned.

The SOURCE Contacts Email Phone
Kate Hanson, Director khanso01@syr.edu
Maura Ivanick (Transition Team) & Student Research Mentors ugresearch@syr.edu 315-443-2091

https://research.syr.edu/source/

 

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Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE)

Impacts to SyracuseCoE services

SyracuseCoE is operating remotely, and all staff are available via email, cell phone, MS Teams, and Zoom. Program activities in support of operations and sponsored projects are continuing remotely, working and communicating with companies and other stakeholders locally and throughout the country to advance funded projects.

Additional Considerations

 The building manager is periodically working on-site and is readying building systems for off-site management, if needed. Companies with licensed space in the building, including Acumen Detection and M3 Innovation, are fully operational in the building, and additional licensees, including Frontier Energy, Northeast Green Building Consulting and Clean Communities, as well as faculty with labs and office space, will continue to have access to their space via card access, with an expectancy of reduced levels of activity. 

How to communicate with SyracuseCoE

Questions or communications may be directed via email or telephone to the following personnel:

SyracuseCoE Contacts Email Phone
Tammy Rosanio, Assoc. Director of Partner Programs tlrosani@syr.edu 315-430-8284
Paul McCarthy, Building Manager pkmccart@syr.edu 315-481-9228
Laura J. Steinberg, Interim Executive Director ljs@syr.edu 315-380-0283

https://syracusecoe.syr.edu/

 

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CASE

Impacts to CASE services

All CASE staff started working remotely to facilitate the following:

Research: All current and future research projects will be handled via phone or video conference, all staff’s laptops are equipped with MS Teams and other video conferencing software.

Incubator: Individual incubator office will remain open as long as the University remains open. However, the CASE suite is locked, and the building limited to swipe-only access. Incubator companies have been instructed to test SU IDs for swiping into building, and encouraged to temporarily forward their mail and shipments to an alternative addresses or PO boxes.

Co-op: Off-campus students (international) are still being placed with off-campus private industry, as allowed by University guidance. Interviews with students, and/or company’s HR personnel will be accomplished via video conferencing.

Laboratory: The CASE lab and conference rooms are closed.

Networking: In-person networking has been suspended until further notice. However, email, phones and social media are being employed to stay in touch with CASE stakeholders.

 How to communicate with CASE

During this time, the preferred contact mechanism for service requests and questions to CASE is by email to the addresses below. However, if phone is the only option please leave a voice message for the intended party we will return your call.

CASE Contacts Email Phone
Peter Zaehringer phzaehri@syr.edu 315-443-1062
Marilyn Polosky mdpolosk@syr.edu 315-443-1060
Leah Isgar lisgar@syr.edu 315-443-5018
Matthew Wood mjwoo100@syr.edu 315-443-8258

CASE

http://case.syr.edu/

http://case.syr.edu/about-case/#panel2

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