The Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs, a division of the UNTHSC Research Office, provides pre-award, post-award, and accounting services for the support of faculty and other investigators while promoting compliance with federal and state agencies, private sponsor agreements, and UNTHSC research policies.
Institutional & Agency Responses – COVID-19
We’ve received a lot of questions related to travel on sponsored research projects.
Donating PPE from your lab to Health Care Workers
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in short supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other materials in a number of areas. While we do not currently have lists of items that are needed locally, we can anticipate the most likely items. These would include such things as masks (…of any kind, but particularly N95 masks), disposable coveralls, gloves, etc., as well as reagents and supplies needed for diagnostic testing (i.e. cotton swabs, Qiagen RNA extraction kits, etc.). In an effort to assess what potentially needed medical supplies might be stored on campus in our respective labs, and with the ultimate goal of donating those supplies and getting them to where they can do the most good, Dr. Stella Goulopoulou and Dr. Mike Allen have been working with University officials to ascertain what we collectively have and what we can make available. To that end, we have created an online form for anyone who wishes to donate to sign up.
When deciding whether or not to donate your excess supplies, please consider the following:
We understand that the health, safety, and well-being of your staff is your first priority, and that different groups on campus will remain active. However, for those researchers with a temporary shut-down of research activities, many supplies on hand can be replaced later. If items were purchased on a grant that is currently active, it may be necessary to move those charges to another account. NIH has specifically allowed donation of PPE which have been purchased on their grants, and you may rebudget later to replenish supplies. Regardless of funding source, it will ultimately be important to be able to document the source of funds used to purchase the supplies and if/when/where they were donated, in case of a later audit. Finally, while your help is greatly appreciated, you are under no obligation to participate.
You will need to log in with your Office 365 (email and password) to complete the form. Upon opening the form click the plus (+) sign at the top right of the form to add your items to the list. If you need assistance, please send an email to OSP-Grants-IT@unthsc.edu.
Division of Research and Innovation Monthly Report
For instructions on accessing the Monthly Research Report, click here.
UNT Health Science Center
Office of Sponsored Programs
Center for Bio-Health Building
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2699
Office: 817-735-5073 Fax: 817-735-0375 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last modified on March 27, 2020