Proposal deadlines

We expect that OSP will be able to submit proposals, however, please build in additional time. Please expect less frequent contact with OSP especially during the week of March 16 as the staff transition to telework arrangements. We expect that federal agencies will be flexible. Any additional information will be posted, as it develops.

Federal Funding Agencies

The Council on Government Relations (COGR) is operating a website that keeps up-to-date information.

This website also provides links to many other university websites that provide additional research focused information. Peruse those websites in addition to the WVU website for innovative strategies to deal with this unique situation.

Recommendations for Clinical Trials and Non-Clinical Trials Research involving Human Subjects 

At present, WVU IRB continues to review, and approve, submissions for all human subjects research studies university-wide. However, additional restrictions apply. If you have questions related to WVU IRB submissions, you can request assistance at HELP LINK.

For clinical trials:
Please see the March 17 memo with recommendations for clinical trials research. If you have questions regarding the HSC memo dated March 17, 2020, please contact Shelley Welch, Co-Director, Clinical Trials Center of Excellence at or at 304-293-7348

For non-clinical trials:
While IRB submissions are being reviewed and approved, no new or existing in-person data collection at any location is currently allowed unless you have a written waiver from Fred King, Vice President for Research.