Some Thoughts on Cybersecurity – Part 1

April 8, 2020

Working from home is the new reality for many people these days. As part of this new world, we are using our internet tools more and more, challenging the safety and security of these electronic systems likely to a degree not seen before. It is with that in mind that I would like to take a few minutes in this, and upcoming, posts reminding everybody about the importance of cybersafety in our online lives.

Responding to Frequent Questions on Flexibilities Related to NIH Funding and COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The public health emergency due to COVID-19 is causing difficulties in many aspects of our lives. My colleagues and I here at NIH are well aware of the challenges being felt in the research community as institutions are closing, people are being asked to practice social distancing, and resources and attention are justifiably focused on public health needs. We recently updated our website with a slew of additional FAQs, new funding opportunities, as well as a video message from me, where I address some of the most common questions.

Special OLAW Webinar on March 19: Pandemic Contingency Planning and Its Impact on Animal Care

March 17, 2020

Are you testing or implementing your institution’s pandemic response plan for the first time? Do you have questions about flexibilities provided by the PHS Policy that may be helpful during a pandemic? All PHS-assured institutions are required to develop disaster plans that account for both the well-being of animals and consideration of personnel during unexpected events … Continue reading “Special OLAW Webinar on March 19: Pandemic Contingency Planning and Its Impact on Animal Care”