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Additional Resources

The most comprehensive and up-to-date site for information on institutional and agency responses to COVID-19 can be found on the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) site. Below, we add additional information on how to contact Division of Research (DOR) staff and agency-specific information that is particularly relevant to University of Houston (UH) researchers.

Biweekly VPR Communications

March 2020 COVID-19 Updates
April 2020 COVID-19 Updates
May 2020 COVID-19 Updates

Contact Information for DOR Offices

To contact Research Integrity and Oversight (RIO), Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), Animal Care Operation (ACO), or DOR Business Operations (BizOps) use the following e-mail addresses:

If you wish to speak to a staff member directly, please call their office phone number. If they are unable to answer your call or if they work from home, they will receive an e-mail through Outlook with the phone number you used to call them. Staff members will return your call within two hours during the peak work hours 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or, if the call falls outside of the peak work hours, the next business day.

Online Platforms

There are significant security concerns associated with information sharing through collaboration tools. We require that you use only UH officially licensed applications for all UH related business, not trial versions or personal licenses to make sure that the appropriate security controls can be implemented and that there are UH-accessible logs for the sessions. UH has licenses for following platforms (for additional restrictions when online platforms are used for Human Subject research that require HIPAA or other healthcare privacy compliance, see here):

  • Microsoft Teams using the UH license. It is the preferred collaboration tool. Tips are available here.
  • Microsoft Skype for Business (SFB) using the UH license. Tips are available here.
  • Zoom using the UH license. Information on how to obtain a UH license can be found here. Tips are available here.

Responses to COVID-19

General Information

Federal Agencies

Other Organizations

  • American Heart Association
  • CPRIT
    • Visit the FAQ site for guidance on current grants and cancellations of their programs.
    • Funding opportunities that were not cancelled are listed here.
    • Grantees should contact program managers (Patty Moore, Academic Research; Rosemary French, Product Development; and Ramona Magid, Prevention) with questions about COVID-19’s effect on individual grant projects. CPRIT has also created a dedicated email (covid19@cprit.texas.gov) for grantee questions.

Other Useful Sites