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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs


Coronavirus (COVid-19) Update:

Updates 3/20/2020

Updated research-specific FAQs. Campus COVID-19 resources are also being updated regularly, and can be found on the Research FAQ portion of the DU COVID-19 webpage.

Your questions are important. If your research-related questions have not been answered in the above FAQs or by your supervisor, please submit your question here. We will respond directly, by adding to our FAQs, or by including in our upcoming town hall.

Mark your calendar. We will host a Virtual Research Town Hall for faculty, staff, and researchers Thursday, April 2 from noon – 1 p.m. Please put this Zoom Invitation information on your calendar. Staff from Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity & Education, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will be present to respond to your questions. We encourage you to submit questions by Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. here.

From COGR 3/13/2020

COGR Membership,

I am following up on our message to the COGR listserv on March 6 to let you know that COGR has released FAQs Regarding COVID-19's Impact on Federal Awards (V.1). These FAQs were created to provide our membership guidance on a variety of issues relating to the administration of federal awards that are arising due to the continually evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the situation continues to evolve and additional agency guidance becomes available, we will update this document accordingly with a date and version number. The latest version of this document will be located on the COGR website.

In addition, COGR continues to update our web page on Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources. If you would like your institutional guidance page to be included in the repository, please send the link to Toni Russo at [email protected]

Stay safe and healthy,

Wendy D. Streitz

COGR President


(Updated 3/13/2020)

Dear Colleagues,

As the University continues to monitor new developments in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and administration works across campus and with public health partners to meet, develop, and review plans for a range of contingencies while putting DU in a position to continue to fulfill teaching and administrative obligations, we realize there may be impacts to your research, projects with human subjects, travel, and more. At this point in time, the University has not changed any policies or procedures related to research (with the exception of non-essential travel). If you have questions or concerns regarding impact to existing research, please reach out to ORSP at [email protected] or 303-871-2121.

We encourage you to follow the guidance provided by the Chancellor in his updates, specifically, the change to DU's travel policy: All non-essential domestic and international travel for University-related programs and activities is prohibited. Regarding research, the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) sent out an initial message regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 and resources. Their message is below. We will send out their updates to you as we receive them. More information should be coming out this week.

COGR Membership,

As most of you are aware, the potential impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, and COGR is monitoring these impacts specifically with respect to federal research funding. Some institutions have begun posting guidance on mitigating the impacts to research, and COGR is compiling a repository of such guidance links as a resource to our membership. This page also includes additional resources on COVID -19 and general emergency preparation, and will include specific agency guidance as it becomes available. If you would like your institutional guidance page to be included in the repository, please send the link to Toni Russo at [email protected]

In addition, COGR has convened a workgroup to develop a FAQ document on questions that are already being asked at many of our member institutions regarding issues such as travel, salary charges, impact to federal contracts, and animal care during a potential extended closure. That document will be posted to the COGR website and sent to our listserv. We anticipate it will be a living document that will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a respected research organization, has also established resources regarding COVID-19 and research, as well as updates from various organizations including the NSF.

Additionally, the NSF has developed a new website for the research community with detailed guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes guidance for awardee organizations, researchers and reviewers of NSF proposals. Please note that this website will be updated as new developments arise.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through this process. We will keep you updated, so please look for communications from ORSP and DU's executive offices.

Best regards,

Kim Bender & Jerry Mauck


The Proposal Tracking, Award Tracking, Standard Reporting and SPIN modules are now open to our full research community! For more information, click here.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs is committed to providing the financial and regulatory stewardship required in today's research climate. Understanding the lifecycle of a grant can be confusing, which is why the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has developed a grant lifecycle approach to help faculty, staff, and students better manage their proposals and awards. This management approach allows for departments to better understand all stages of a grant.

Navigate through the following links to find out more about all aspects of The Grant Lifecycle.

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To access Grants and Contracts forms, please navigate here.

research integrity and education

Research Integrity and Education

The Office of Research Integrity & Education (ORIE) provides services that support the efforts of the DU research community in their research endeavors to ensure active adherence to the ethical principles and professional standards essential for the responsible practice of research.

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Export Control

Export Control

The University of Denver Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to adhering to all applicable export control laws and regulations that pertain to the conduct and dissemination of research. Although most of the research conducted at DU is exempt from export control regulations, we still commit to comply with the regulations.

  • Do you work with foreign nationals or foreign entities?
  • Do you have publication restrictions or limitations?
  • Do you travel internationally?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, please contact Jerry Mauck immediately and navigate to our Export Control section to find out more information regarding your next steps.

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Intellectual Property and technology transfer

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer 

Our mission is to facilitate and celebrate innovation within the University community for the purpose of enhancing the University's reputation and visibility. Whenever possible, we will contribute to the public good through economic development.

For more information about the Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer, please visit us at