Updates to Baruch Research Community
March 20, 2020
From: Dr. Patricia L. Price, Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration, Faculty Development & Research
Dear Baruch College faculty: I wanted to share some research-related resources with you, as we close out this unprecedented week.
CUNY’s Central Office is doing a great job of consulting with the colleges and adapting to the changing environment. They are posting updates here, and I encourage those of you conducting research – whether funded or not – to consult these guidelines regularly.
Particularly for those of you conducting research involving human subjects, please be conscious of balancing continuity of research and student learning on the one hand, with safeguarding the health and safety of the human subjects that engage in research with us, and ensuring that students are able to make timely educational progress on the other.
- Refrain from launching any new research projects involving human subjects at this time;
- Don’t require students to come to campus or to engage in face-to-face research as a condition of their educational progress;
- Shift human subjects research currently conducted face-to-face to an online or other remote modality, and manage such changes through Ideate;
- Pause research that must engage human subjects in a face-to-face environment (except for research that has a direct therapeutic benefit to subjects, where pausing would harm them – if you’re engaged in such research, please contact ORCO directly).
Changes to laboratory research and subject pool management are being addressed by the respective Department Chairs.
In general, I encourage you to use this time to shift to other aspects of your research, such as data analysis, write-up, working on funding proposals, and so forth.
Our Research Development and Support staff are working remotely, but are available during usual business hours via email to assist you.
- Sponsored Programs and Research: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Research Compliance and Outreach: email@example.com
Please continue to treat our professional staff with courtesy and patience. As you can imagine, they are as overwhelmed as we all are with this rapidly-changing environment. Finally, if you are feeling overwhelmed, I’d like to share this resource with you – perhaps you’ll find it helpful.
In conclusion, please know that I and my professional staff are here to support your work always, but particularly during these difficult times.
My very best,
Dr. Patricia L. Price
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President
Academic Administration, Faculty Development & Research
City University of New York
55 Lexington Ave, NVC 4-230
New York, NY 10010