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This site will serve as the primary point of communication regarding the COVID-19 event for all JHU research administration offices, including Johns Hopkins Research Administration (JHURA), The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Office of Business and Research Administration (BARA), and the School of Medicine Office of Research Administration (ORA).
The Vice Provost for Research anticipates no disruption in service for research administration support activities across the university.
All units including the Research Development Team (RDT) and Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA) are providing remote business operations support as usual. This includes our ability to adhere to established submission deadlines. Staff remain fully operational and reachable by email and Skype. Video conferencing is available upon request. Please continue to work with your respective research administration office contacts as you normally do.
If you aren’t sure who to contact, general inquiries for all research administration matters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within 24 hours.
Also, to keep up to date on JHURA notices, please subscribe to JHURAnews.
JHU Research Administration Guidance and FAQs
For FAQs related to JHU policies, or research administration specific guidance, please visit this page.
Two new FAQs regarding the University’s Temporary Pay Policy and Charging Salaries to Sponsored Projects have been added. See below.
UPDATED Q: What is the JHU policy on paying personnel during the COVID 19 national emergency?
A: JH U previously informed the community that, in the immediate response to the COVID-19 national emergency, regardless of the funding source, personnel should continue to be paid in accordance with the University Policy Altered/Curtailed Operating Plans and the Closure. As JHU begins a phased resumption of our on-campus activities, this temporary pay policy is ending June 15, 2020, and business units must review the funding sources and pay for personnel who are not able to work.
NEW Q: Can we charge salaries to grants for people who cannot work at all because of the COVID 19 emergency?
A: OMB guidance that permits charging of salaries to awards when persons cannot work on the grant remotely or on campus expires on June 17, 2020. In addition, JHU has announced a resumption of research activities starting on June 15, 2020. In preparation, departments should be working with investigators to determine if there are personnel charged to grants who are not able to perform any of the grant work after June 15, 2020. Effective on June 16, 2020, personnel who are not able either to work remotely or on campus may not have their salary charged to sponsored awards.
For individual agencies (federal and non-federal) issuing specific guidance, please check JHU Research Response: Sponsor Guidance for the most up to date information.
Please check this page and the university’s COVID-19 website frequently for updates.
General Research Operations
The following proactive actions should be considered to minimize research disruption due to the potential for a COVID-19 pandemic to considerably affect research efforts at Johns Hopkins University. Please review and implement these steps– with further details here – in order to minimize any disruption to research programs.
The rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the university to accelerate its response to this unprecedented challenge. In order to protect the health and safety of our community, PIs should immediately begin preparing for all on-campus research to be restricted to essential activities only by March 18. More information »
Effective Wednesday March 18, all library buildings will be closed. The Libraries staff will continue to provide online teaching, research, and learning resources such as virtual reference services but will not be providing access to the physical collections or providing interlibrary loan or BorrowDirect services. Visit the Sheridan Libraries website for more information.