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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

UCRI continues to support research and discovery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, UCRI has three priorities: the safety and well-being of our UC colleagues, the continuation of our business as a funder of UC research and the support of our research community. This page provides resources for investigators, and will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • RGPO Grantee Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • UCRI funding for COVID-19 research
  • COVID-19 News and Updates from UC

RGPO Grantee Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We recognize that many research projects, institutions, faculty, and trainees are adjusting to new work and personal circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to extend our support to everyone affected. To ensure our grantees have flexibility over the next few months, the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) has issued special guidelines related to reporting and research continuity (pdf).

Stay up to date with on our latest grant administration policies and resources at the RGPO Grant Administration webpage.

UCRI FUNDING FOR COVID-19 Research

UCRI is providing rapid response funding for COVID-19 research. The UC-National Laboratory Fees Research Program made $500,000 available to UC campuses for urgent research needs, and the Multicampus Research Programs & Initiatives funded a UC-wide virtual biospecimen network. UCRI has also funded projects through the Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding Opportunity. Key UCRI-funded projects are listed below:

UC VIRTUAL BIOSPECIMEN NETWORK FOR COVID-19 CLINICALLY COLLECTED BIOSPECIMENS

- Lead Principal Investigator: Nick Anderson, Ph.D., UC Davis
- Collaborating Sites: Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

DO ACE INHIBITORS AND ARBs INFLUENCE SEVERE OUTCOMES IN COVID-19 INFECTION?

- Lead Principal Investigator: Lori Daniels, M.D., UC San Diego
- Collaborating Sites:  Los Angeles, San Francisco

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON JUSTICE INVOLVED YOUNG ADULTS: THE YOUNG ADULT COURT STUDY

- Lead Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Cauffman, Ph.D., UC Irvine

ROLE OF DENDRITIC CELLS AND MACROPHAGES IN INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ELDERLY TO SARS-CoV2

- Lead Principal Investigator: Anshu Agrawal, Ph.D., UC Irvine

SEROSURVEILLANCE OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS FOR COVID-19 USING A CORONAVIRUS ANTIGEN MICROARRAY

- Lead Principal Investigator: Saahir Khan, M.D., UC Irvine

COVID-19 News and Updates from UC 

Please see the website for UC Research & Innovation for news and updates on COVID-19 affecting research at the UC, including information about the Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding OpportunityUC Coronavirus Updates provides additional COVID-19 news and updates affecting the UC.