From: Michael F. Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
To: UMass Amherst Faculty, Postdocs and Graduate Students,
Deans, Directors and Department Chairs, Business Managers
Cc: Chancellor K. R. Subbaswamy, Provost John J. McCarthy,
Campus Leadership Council, Faculty Senate Rules Committee,
Research Council, Chairs of IRB, IACUC, Chemical, Biosafety, and
Radiation Safety Committees, Research & Engagement Staff
Date: June 3, 2020
Subject: Research & Library Operating Plan (RLOP) Form Now Available
We are excited to share that the Research & Library Operating Plan (RLOP) form through Kuali Research is now available. Access the RLOP form directly here (NetID & password required - VPN required for the Building/Space Capacity dashboard linked in the form).
Use the RLOP to submit operational plans for re-starting research or re-occupying other spaces on-campus or in off-campus facilities controlled by UMass Amherst. RLOPs will be proposed by faculty (and other group leads) and approved by departments and schools/colleges in coordination with the Office of Research & Engagement.
For more detailed information, please view our Reopening Research & Libraries PDF from 5/28/20. Please note that the COVID-19 Interim Operating Plan document has been updated to version 1.3 (Word). If you see a previous version when you open the link, please clear your browser’s cache and open it again.
We are offering three workshops: Research and Library Operating Plan (RLOP) Form Walkthrough (Via Zoom). Click a date below to register through Workplace Learning & Development.
Please share this with colleagues and research staff in your area and send questions to our special email address focusing on the reopening: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information, including a Reopening Research FAQ, a RLOP Kuali Form Procedure Guide, and a Building/Space Capacity dashboard will be available on our COVID-19 Resources & Guidance site.
Thank you very much for working through this process to reopen safely and sustainably at this difficult time.
Michael F. Malone
Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant: Christine Burnett, email@example.com