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Coronavirus Research Updates

PaceHealth

The Office of Research has completed the beta-testing phase of the new PaceHeatlh Platform and is rolling it out to our Pace community of researchers and clinicians.

PaceHealth is a new type of Zoom account that provides a HIPAA-compliant platform while utilizing the resources and hardware that you already have to expand your research capabilities and telehealth offerings.

If you are would like to migrate your current Zoom account to PaceHealth, here is some important information for you to know:

  • All video streaming with patients that fall under HIPAA must ONLY be conducted from a PaceHealth Zoom account;
  • Once an account has been migrated over to PaceHealth, it may not be migrated back to be a regular Zoom account;
  • PaceHealth requires Pace accounts to use Duo multifactor authentication (MFA) to login.  Research participants and patients will not require a MFA;
  • All users that schedule Zoom meetings should be the first users moved over to PaceHealth;
  • Users that are migrated over to PaceHealth will need to recreate the “Schedule Privilege” settings to allow the designated users to schedule meetings on their behalf;
  • Any Zoom videos that are currently stored in the cloud will not be transferred over to the PaceHealth Account;
  • PaceHealth videos will not be able to be recorded in the cloud;
  • On the day of migration, all users will receive an email and will need to acknowledge and click on a link to move their account over to PaceHealth;
  • Previously scheduled meeting URLs will automatically be redirected to its new PaceHealth URL;
  • Once migrated, users will be able to access PaceHealth directly to login

Additional PaceHealth Information

  • PaceHeatlh continues to encrypt all streaming video sessions.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to be schedule a time to migrate your Zoom account to the PaceHealth, please e-mail to Susan DeMocker at paceirb@pace.edu


Important Announcement, Effective March 16, 2020

We have been actively monitoring the quickly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are taking multiple steps to minimize its impact. As of March 16, Dr. Avrom Caplan, the Institutional Official at Pace University, determined that most research activities involving in-person interactions must be paused. The pause in research activities initially announced as through March 29th is now extended until at least May 31, 2020 -- unless canceling or postponing the interaction increases the risk to a research participant’s safety or well-being.

Read the full memo here on this important annoucement here (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions on the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Human Subjects Research (PDF). If you have further questions, we encourage you to reach out to us by emailing Susan DeMocker, Associate Director of Research Protections, at sdemocker@pace.edu.


Guidelines for Faculty and Student Laboratory Research at Pace University

The response to the Coronavirus pandemic is leading to a global restructuring of how we interact with each other and with our institutions.  This impacts the research enterprise especially in the laboratory sciences. The following guidelines, effective immediately, are designed for faculty and students as we attempt to protect ourselves and our communities.

Read the Guidelines for Faculty and Student Laboratory Research at Pace University (PDF)


Coronavirus Updates from Federal Agencies for Researchers 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

CDC Funding Opportunities Specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council on Government Relations (COGR):

Department of Energy (DOE:

NASA:

National Institute of Health (NIH): 

NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Science Foundation (NSF):

NSF Funding Opportunities Specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID):