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Updated guidance for face-to-face human subjects research (effective March 12, 2022)

The OVCRGE will continue to provide updated guidance to study teams as necessary.

Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

Ensuring that economically and socially vulnerable populations have access to vaccines, no matter where they live, is a central idea behind vaccine fairness.

Research participant access on campus in light of Safer Badgers

Dear Colleagues,  Beginning Jan. 25, UW–Madison graduate/professional students and employees coming to campus will need to use the Safer Badgers app to show they are in compliance with campus health and safety requirements in order to access campus buildings. The Safer Badgers building…

Making Research Work: Addressing Upcoming Potential On-campus Research Disruptions

Dear Research Colleagues: We are looking to the upcoming academic recess, Nov. 26-29, and what that means not only for instruction, but for research. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, in-person group instruction, including final exams, will be fully remote. But some students may be planning to continue their in-person scholarly activities.

COVID-19 model quantifies impact of region-specific social distancing orders

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine by UW–Madison researchers quantifies the region-specific impact of social distancing measures on the COVID-19 caseload in three distinct areas.

Undergraduate return to face-to-face human subjects research

Dear students, faculty, and staff: On September 9, we suspended involvement of undergraduate students in face-to-face human subjects research until September 25 to help reduce COVID-19 transmission. We are now (as of September 24) lifting this suspension in light of the Chancellor’s message to allow undergraduate student participation…

COVID-19 positive or direct exposure protocol for UW–Madison research units and activities

The Smart Restart plan for the UW–Madison campus is under development and will be available soon. In the near term, this document was created to provide Chairs, Center Directors and other leaders of research units with a quick reference to use in cases of employee COVID-19 direct exposures or positive tests. When available, please refer to the Smart Restart web page for more comprehensive information

PPE procurement message

To help departments and labs obtain face coverings and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that remain in short supply, UW-Madison has launched a new, centralized process for procurement and distribution of some commonly requested supplies for use as specified in our COVID-19 return to campus guidance.

Reopening testing plan announced

Testing is key to identifying infection and keeping it from spreading. UW will implement a three-part testing plan. Go to this link and click on "Reopening testing plan" to learn more.

COVID-19 Positive or Direct Exposure Protocol and Testing

All faculty, staff and students must stay away from the workplace if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 (identified contact). Individuals may not return to work until the criteria established by federal and state agencies to quarantine are met.