A Faculty Research Forum - questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 crisis and it's impact on UNT research programs. - Speaker view
Omary has a question
Hi:Does anyone have questions
I can't unmute, it says because the host muted me
Error message tells me host is muting me
Hi Barbara- you are unmuted
same here. Host had muted me
All set Provost
Voevodin you are unmuted
I saw in one email something about stopping the clock for junior professors
I'm muted again lol
can I be unmuted?
Pausing the tenure clock - any idea what will be the requirements and expectations for applying for that.
I'll speak to stop the clock in a few moments
thanks Provost cowley!
I still cannot unmute myself...
Are HPC resources (Talon) considered critical? I cannot ask the question directly since I am muted...
I cannot unmite
Yes HPC resources are considered essential and will remain open at this time
Thank you Jennifer!
Will emergency leave be available for staff supported by startup?
HPC considered critical & we will have Mark speak to this point
Will there be guidance for graduate students who may need extra time because they have lost time this spring on their research projects? In our case, some of our experiments take months.
The guidance on emergency leave is slightly different depending on the status of the employee - Full time salaried, Full-time hourly etc. Full clarity will be forthcoming in the next day or two.
Thank you, Jennifer.
Will we still be able to submit grants?
yes grants and all research office services are being conducted
Triage seems critical right now, but it also seems critical to pivot quickly to use university resources to address this national and regional tragedy. This is also an unpreceded opportunity o understand hwo a novel virus spreads and interacts with hosts. I'm sure many are already doing this pivot but does UNT leadership want to signal this as an area of focus? Understanding what emergency funding has become available seems critical. We are pivoting our grants to focus on the crisis (e.g., we had funded students to treat in community; we are now redirecting their funding so they can provide telehealth) but more can be done. A COVID research taskforce?
Per today's email "Under no circumstance should any equipment/materials be shipped to an employee’s home address, any employee who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. IF your deliveries are normally shipped to your department/office, please update your profile to send to Central Receiving. We do not want packages in hallways/floors unsecured. "
I seem not to be able to unmute myself. Will there be guidance for graduate students who may need extra time because they have lost time this spring on their research projects? In our case, some of our experiments take months.
will get Mark to address your question Rebecca- I a monitoring chat so we get everyone answers
Do we have now any information on how long we continue to operate like this?
This is Dorothy Bland, we can help with health communication research and public messaging.
I'm on the computational side of public health preparedness. I'd be happy to explore if there are any opportunities for collaborations.
During this period, would we be allowed to a temporal short visit our offices just, for example, to take books we need to reboot computers if they needed?
Pyschology's contribution: 1) recently completed NIAID grant that's primary study weakness was lack fo a novel virus. COVID is novel
Martin O’Neill I would love to collaborate with you on the computational side of infection, transmission and mitigation measures
can you unmute me?
All:You should now have the ability to unmute yourself. If not, send me a private message
Justin Stewart - UNT
Risk Management Services 565-2109
Thank you, Sarah!
That’s awesome Jennifer!!
There are also a number of webinars and conferences online right now that help with new collaboration opportunities.
Thank you for your comments about SPOTs. Can a faculty member, however, request that they be included? The reason I ask is that our 8 week AOP classes have finished before the COVID-19 event and faculty effort and and responsive teaching could be beneficial to P&T efforts.
Thank you for your response.