COVID-19 Guidance for Research

The site below has been developed to provide guidance on the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the CSU Research Community. Communications and announcements from the Office of the Vice President for Research regarding the matter will be posted to this page.


Critical Operations

See Emergency Management Plan:


See for Guidance and Recommendations:

IRB (Research with Human Participants)

IRB Guidance for Research Involving Human Participants:

Animal Research Facility (ARF)

See the attached memo titled "Biosecurity in CSU ARF." If CSU experiences a reduction in ARF staff, arrangements will be made  as necessary  to continue providing husbandry services to ensure  animal  welfare.

Sponsored Projects

Information about how COVID-19 impacts sponsored research projects:

Travel Guidance

Due to the pandemic, all university-sponsored and grant-funded air travel is suspended until further notice. Day travel is allowed in adherence to CSU’s COVID guidance. Travel for interviews or other human-subjects research requires compliance with COVID-9 procedures for research with human participants and dean’s approval.

NIH General Information

NIH Health Information Site includes links to Guidance on Travel and Meetings, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Library of Medicine (inc. GenBank sequence data), and Fogarty International Center:

NIH Proposers and Awardees

See NIH latest updates to the Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19:

NSF Proposers and Awardees

See NSF latest updates to the Proposal Submissions and Award Management Related to COVID-19:

Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applications of Federal Financial Assistance directly impacted by COVID-19 due to Loss of Operations

See latest update from Office of Management and Budget.