From: Michael F. Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
To: RLOP Leads and Backup Leads
CC: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and Heads, Associate Deans for Research
Date: December 10, 2020
Subject: Personnel-only Changes to RLOPs 

Dear Colleagues,
Research & Engagement is providing a simplified approach to update the Research & Libraries Operating Plans (RLOP) if there are personnel-only changes. PIs and other RLOP lead investigators can add or remove personnel on existing teams in an active RLOP (original or v. 2.0) using an RLOP Personnel Change form. R&E staff will make the necessary changes to the RLOP’s personnel lists. R&E Information Technology has created a searchable Tableau dashboard of Participants by RLOP by Team that allows RLOP leads to obtain their current participant lists easily.
Personnel-only changes do not need approval from department chairs/heads and deans/ADRs. When requesting personnel changes, investigators should still be complying with COVID-19 occupancy and low-density objectives.
More extensive RLOP changes – such as adding a new team, changing team schedules, adding new rooms, or beginning a new human subjects research activity – require a new or amended RLOP (depending upon the circumstances). 
R&E staff are available to answer questions, assist in creating or amending an RLOP, or help with specific technical questions about the Kuali Build app in which the RLOPs are developed, approved & archived. Please email reopening@research.umass.edu to request assistance.
Thank you,
Mike 

Michael F. Malone
Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(413) 545-5270
Assistant: Christine Burnett, caburnett@research.umass.edu
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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