|2.A.1 Name of plan "owner" (should be faculty PI)||Ihab Younis|
|2.A.3 Department of plan owner||Biological Sciences|
|2.B Justification of on-site work|
Experiments on two grants (NPRP10 and Seed) have to be done in the laboratories and cannot be done remotely. These include Cell culture experiments that require tissue culture hoods, PCR, RNA extraction, Gel electrophoresis, etc.
|2.C.1 Facility details and locations|
|2.C.2 Personnel details|
|2.C.3 Acknowledge that people listed above have been consulted|
|2.D Pandemic Safety Officer|
|2.E.1 Short descriptoin of project(s) and type(s) of work|
NPRP10: the project involves culturing breast cancer cells in a sterile environment, then treating these cells with short oligonucleotides to alter their splicing followed by assays such as survival curves, migration assays, RNA extraction, Protein extraction, RT-PCR, Western blots. The overall aim is to regulate breast cancer cells phenotype by regulating the splicing of key genes.
|2.E.2 Does your work involve human subjects?||No|
|2.E.3 If not requesting ongoing access, list date ranges for which you are requesting access|
ongoing access starting July 19th, 2020
|2.F Prioritization considerations|
The funding of NPRP10 project is suspended because of the lack of access to the laboratories. This funding will resume upon re-entry into the labs and resumption of experiments.
|2.G.1.a Describe any scheduling tools you will use to control access to particular rooms and appratus?|
Shared Calendar created by IT that will be used by anyone who would have access to the laboratories indicated above to eliminate crowding and maintain physical distancing rules. this calendar will ensure that different faculty members have staggered work schedules. This calendar is also useful to allow each of the lab users to log in their activities in the building in case there is a need for contact tracing.
|2.G.1.c Are there any circumstances where personnel CANNOT maintain physical distancing for short periods of time?||No|
|2.G.2 Anyone who is sick must stay home|
|2.G.3 Face masks|
|2.G.4 Individual hygiene & hand-washing|
|2.G.5 Facility entrance/exit logging processes|
A google calendar (created by IT and shared with facilities) will be used to allow each of the lab users to log in their activities in the building.
|3 Ramp-down and temporary suspension of work plans|
In case a lab shut down is ordered due to infection spread or emergency, the following shut down plan will be executed:
|4 Regular reporting details|
|5 Acknowledgement of positive COVID-19 diagnosis response protocols and temporary work suspension|