|2.A.1 Name of plan "owner" (should be faculty PI)||Annette Shoba Vincent|
|2.A.3 Department of plan owner||Biological Sciences|
|2.B Justification of on-site work|
The current research is funded by the NPRP Cycle 10 grant with two grant personnel supported on the grant. The reporting period if yearly. While some parts of the project can be completed computationally, a significant part of the work package that starts from Jan 2020 to Nov 2020 requires wet-lab based experiments to achieve the objectives of the grant in a timely manner for reporting. Sequencing kits and other biological kits for the work that were ordered for over the course of the project is close to expiring and these reagents are expensive.
|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|
Wet-lab experiments involve cloning, expression protein purification and sequencing. The work is classified as molecular biology and microbiology.
|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|
|2.F Prioritization considerations|
The experiments are important for the grant reporting but further to that data from wet-lab experiments needs to be done to complement a research paper we are working on for submission.
|2.G.1.a Describe any scheduling tools you will use to control access to particular rooms and appratus?|
We will have a shared calendar for ALL users of All common space (e.g. 2033, 3025, 3027, etc) which was set on by IT entitled: Research Activity planner.
|2.G.1.b If you intend to use pre-defined rotations or shifts, attach (at end) or provide below an example schedule|
Currently, the usage of the primary research space for my program (2033) has fewer users than the maximum occupancy (6), consequently we do not require rotations. With other common spaces, the number of individuals permitted per room will be placed on the front door. Occupancy numbers as determined by Facilities is as follows:
|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|
All users of research space will enter their planned occupancy in a shared calendar, they will revise the calendar if their plans change. We have discussed with facilities using the normal door card scanners to generate an independent log of room access.
|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|