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COVID-19 Notice for Research & Innovation

USFRI Coronavirus Notice

USF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program

COVID-19 External Research Funding Opportunities: Funding agencies across the country and abroad are making funding available to conduct research that can be used to explore ways to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.


COVID-19: Research Operations at the University of South Florida

USF Research & Innovation offers guidance for researchers regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on research operations. Please refer back to this page frequently for updates and evolving guidance on research operations.

USF Coronavirus Community Updates: The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check here for USF updates, frequently asked questions, and resources.

Sponsored Research COVID-19 Notice: In response to the Coronavirus, Sponsored Research has activated its Continuity of Operations Plan, and has transitioned all staff to remote work assignments. During this time, Sponsored Research remains fully operational, and all services including pre-award proposal submission, award negotiation and acceptance, post-award setup, invoicing and reporting, expenditure transfers, effort reporting, subcontracting and subrecipient monitoring, closeouts, and compliance remain available.

Agency Guidance in Response to COVID-19: Federal agencies offer guidance for researchers regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on research operations.

Office of Corporate Partnerships COVID-19 Notice: The USF Office of Corporate Partnerships remains fully operational.

Research Involving Animals: Comparative Medicine COVID-19 Notice. Maintaining animal services is a top research institutional priority. 

Research Involving Human Subjects: USF IRB SARS-CoV-2 Guidance for the Research Community. The USF IRB remains fully operational. See the USF IRB Newsletter - April 2020 (PDF).

USF CONNECT Coronavirus Notice: USF CONNECT remains fully operational.

Technology Transfer Coronavirus Notice: The USF Technology Transfer Office remains fully operational

Remote Access: Many USFRI resources can be accessed by logging on through an Internet browser or using a VPN client, but some resources will require the creation of a remote desktop profile. Follow these instructions to set up Remote Desktop on your home computer or laptop. This will allow you to access your local computer at work.

Florida COVID-19 Hub: USF Libraries Offering GIS Data, Resources and Tools to Track COVID-19. A resource guide to GIS data, mapping tools, news and related information concerning Florida's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.