Research and Sponsored Programs

COVID-19 Related Forms

Updated November 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Research Operation Plan Cover Sheet

This document provides a summary of steps and required approvals from chairs and deans. PIs/Research Group leaders are responsible for developing and implementing appropriate management plans for their research groups and for training their personnel on appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.  All Research Group Leaders, including those with research deemed critical, are required to complete steps outline in the Research Operation Plan Cover Sheet document.

Research Operation Plan Guidance

Guidance on mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on research activities (i.e., Lab safety, animal research, field studies). This guidance document can be used as a template for research group operation plans and modified to address a wide range of research activities under the COVID-19 situation.

Research Operation Plan Examples
Procedures for Field Research and Boating

Standard Operating Procedure to minimize the risk of COVID-19 disease transmission and protect the health and safety of personnel conducting research activities at field sites.

Research Personnel Approval Form

Approval by the Department Chair and College Dean is required to restore building access for research Personnel upon resumption of non-essential research. Your dean's office will send the approved form to the 
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at

Commitment to Public Health Practices

To minimize the risk to public health while performing research at the University of Toledo – students, staff and faculty are expected to adhere to public health best practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Critical Research & Essential Personnel
Updated: 11/23/2020

For critical and essential research, Principal Investigators/Research Group Leaders must submit the Critical Research & Essential Personnel form to their Department Chair and Dean for approval of all essential personnel. Your dean's office will send the approved form to the
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at


Checklist for Laboratory Ramp Down
or Shutdown

Checklist to aide researchers in developing a plan to protect laboratory equipment, materials, and research from loss and to prevent hazardous conditions in lab shutdown.

COVID-19 Screening Tool Questionnaire/Script

Screening questions can include those listed in the sample COVID-19 Screening Tool below, which can be modified to fit the participant population and the location of in-person interactions.

Any YES answer should be considered sufficient reason to postpone in-person visits if it cannot be explained by an underlying medical condition.

Note: Using these screening questions does NOT require an IRB modification if the data will not be used for research.

Last Updated: 11/23/20