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Restarting In-person Human Subjects Research

at RU-N (Phase C)

Guidelines for restarting research projects involving face-to-face interactions with people as research subjects are now available to the Rutgers University – Newark community. These interactions will require social distancing, face coverings for everyone, and involving only approved personnel (who must have a negative COVID-19 test) in the buildings. More details on the procedures for resuming the project are outlined here. No projects may resume without approval and strict adherence to the requirements in the attached.

COVID 19 Operating Status at Research Office at Rutgers – Newark

The Contract/Grant Specialists are telecommuting until further notice. The daily working hours and work protocols remain unchanged. The staff members are equipped to carry out meetings electronically via WebEx or Skype.

Please allow additional lead time if a hard copy signature is required. Your grant specialist can continue to be reached by office phone and e-mail. For individual contact information, please see  To find your assigned Contract/Grant Specialist, see the Contract/Grant Specialist assignment list.

Federal Guidance on changes to Awards/Contract Administration in response to Covid-19 pandemic

All federal agencies have adopted changes to rules governing the administration of grants and contracts. A continuously-updated summary of these changes is available here. The Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development’s coronavirus webpage has a wealth of information on the coronavirus responses of Rutgers, private sponsors, the State of New Jersey and additional information on the federal response (under Updates from Federal Agencies). These policies are evolving, so if you have questions, check with your grant/contract specialist, the relevant agency’s website, or your program officer for up-to-date guidance.


Our vision is to enable the Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) Community to compete effectively for extramural support, enhance external funding and research profiles of every member of the RU-N Community, and foster multi-disciplinary research projects and diverse programming.


Our mission is to partner with our world-class RU-N community members to help achieve ambitious externally funded research, community outreach and creative agendas by providing first-rate expertise throughout the proposal/grant life cycle, including proposal development, budget creation and review, facilitation of required compliance, and negotiations of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.