Carnegie Mellon University

Coronavirus Related Guidance for Sponsored Projects

Last updated: MAY 28, 2020
Originally posted: March 6, 2020

External Guidance

Council on Government Relations:

Internal Guidance

Grant Management and Proposal Submissions

  • If your ability to meet sponsor deadlines or deliverables is, or may be, impacted by COVID-19, researchers should determine whether a no-cost extension should be requested, or contact OSP.
  • Consistent with current guidance from federal agencies, effort can generally only be charged to federal grants and cooperative agreements consistent with CMU’s current compensation guidelines (i.e., remote work related to the award and/or any of the HR approved alternate or leave activities). Researchers should contact OSP and Export Control prior to charging any remote work done outside of the U.S. to a federal award. Researchers should direct any questions regarding specific situations to SPA and/or OSP.
  • In the event an individual working on an existing sponsored award requests to work remotely from a foreign country, please contact OSP

Remote Human Subjects Studies

Collaborating Visitors

  • Collaborating visitors may only be on-site if they are included as part of an approved research return plan and have gone through the collaborating visitor process. This process will require a signed document (to be provided by the Office of General Counsel (OGC) acknowledging their obligations and circumstances surrounding their presence and participation in on-site research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors who were approved prior to availability of this document from OGC will be required to sign this document as part of the lab plan review and approval process. 
  • Collaborating visitors participating in on-site work may be required to self-isolate for a period of time prior to coming on-site, depending on the timing and details of their travel.
  • New visitor requests will be accepted and previously approved visits to Pittsburgh may move forward as planned. However, these collaborations may have to happen “remotely” as no work on-premises may be performed without being part of an approved plan.

Other Guidance