COVID-19 Information and Resources

This page is updated frequently with information related to COVID-19 and sponsored programs research. We will continue to add links and list resources as new information becomes available.

Hanover Research

Hanover Research is closely monitoring developments surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it has and may continue to impact the higher education and health research communities. This resource center (PDF version here) provides key facts, resources, and potential responses to this rapidly evolving situation. Our team has also created a new visualization dashboard of CARES Act funding by agency and award type. Our dedicated COVID-19 support email ( is ready to answer any questions related to COVID-19. For additional information, visit the web page Grant Alerts: COVID-19 & Health ResearchIf you have any questions, contact your grants manager or Charlotte Johnson, Director of Office of Sponsored Programs at

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH has published several notices regarding the funding status of current and future grants and contracts in the wake of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients page was published by NIH on 3/16/20 and includes all previous NIH communications regarding the coronavirus. It will be updated regularly. Below are the notices most relevant to DPM. If you have any questions, contact your grants manager or Charlotte Johnson, Director of Office of Sponsored Programs at



      This video provides an update for applicants and recipients of federal funding on flexibilities NIH has put in place to            support them and their research through the disruptions caused by COVID-19.


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Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

In response to questions from the research community, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is offering guidance on how the HHS human subjects protection regulations (45 CFR part 46) apply to actions taken by institutions and investigators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any questions, contact Paula Tebeau, Senior Compliance Manager, IRB          at 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in protecting the United States from threats including emerging infectious diseases, including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. If you have any questions, contact            Paula Tebeau, Senior Compliance Manager, IRB at

Verrill Dana

The following alert from Verrill Dana provides an easy-to-read list of potential COVID-19 issues on human subjects research. For questions specific to IRB review, please contact Amy Hudspeth Cabell, Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at or Paula Tebeau, Senior Compliance Manager, IRB at

Additional Resources

Research Study Concerns?

  • If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of a research participant, you may leave a message anonymously on the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care IRB Hotline: 800-807-6812.

  • If you suspect research misconduct at Harvard Pilgrim, contact the Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at 617-867-4817.

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