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Senate committee discusses COVID-19, IP policies

The Senate Research Committee met July 10 to discuss reopening efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 11, 2020

The University Senate Research Committee met Friday afternoon to discuss updates to the University’s intellectual property policies, as well as COVID-19 lab procedures.

Research labs to become operational in coming weeks

The complexities of restarting research labs was the main focus of Friday afternoon’s Senate Research Committee meeting.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Rob Rutenbar, the senior vice chancellor for research, said in a Friday email blast that each lab’s principal investigator must submit a plan to their dean or regional campus president for review. The plan must clearly define an approach for scheduling and a process for allocating time and access to address COVID-driven implications, Rutenbar said.

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