Memos

Announcing a New Disclosure System in Huron

8/1/22

We are pleased to announce the new disclosure system hosted by Huron Research Suite will be used to centralize Financial Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment disclosures, as well as Faculty Consulting/External Employment approval requests. 

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Alexander to expand scope of responsibilities as Associate Vice President for Research

7/7/2022

Associate Vice President for Research Gerianne M. Alexander officially expanded her role in the Division of Research at Texas A&M University, effective July 1, 2022.

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Texas A&M names Trache to lead new Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

1/12/2022

The Division of Research has established a new faculty-fellow position to direct Texas A&M University’s recently created Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which will serve as our central resource for issues related to postdoctoral research. 

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Research Status and Plans Entering the Fall Semester

8/27/2021

Texas A&M University is scheduled to continue in-person classes and research activities at full capacity for the fall semester. While Texas A&M does not require you to be vaccinated or to wear a mask, you are strongly encouraged to do your part to ensure a safer community by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask while indoors, frequently washing your hands, and disinfecting high contact surfaces. Vaccinations and testing are readily available on campus at no cost.

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Research Guidance Update

5/20/2021

In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-36, Texas A&M University has announced that face coverings can no longer be required on Texas A&M University campuses, effective immediately. This applies to research activities and laboratories as well.

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Update on Outside Activity Reporting Requirements

4/29/2021

Texas A&M University supports academic freedom and the ability of researchers and scholars to communicate, exchange ideas, and collaborate with the brightest minds in the world to advance knowledge and the application of that knowledge to benefit the nation and the world.

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COVID and Human Subjects Research

1/6/2021

Over the past seven months, we have been able to resume many research projects, including those involving human participants. Each of these has been reviewed and approved at the department, college, and, in the case of human subject research, university level, taking into account the risks, benefits, context, and the COVID-19 situation for the appropriate location.

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Update on Outside Activity Reporting Requirements

11/12/2020

Texas A&M University continues to support academic freedom and the ability of researchers and scholars to communicate, exchange ideas, and collaborate with the brightest minds in the world to advance knowledge and the application of that knowledge to benefit the nation and the world.

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Panther RISE Grant Program Guidelines for Texas A&M University Faculty

10/27/2020

Research and Innovation for Scholarly Excellence (PRISE) Grant Program initiated by the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Vice President for Research and Innovation.

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Request for Investigator-Initiated Cancer Research Project Proposals

9/11/2020

Part 1 and Part 2 of the Research Project Proposals will be reviewed using NIH style criteria and scoring processes. Reviews will be conducted by a TAMU TREC Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Ken Ramos and comprised of members of the Texas A&M University Cancer Task Force.

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Health and Safety in Research

8/18/2020

The health and safety of everyone engaged in research activities, including both researchers and study participants, is of paramount importance at Texas A&M. We continue to have a robust program of trainings, PPE use, and laboratory inspections to ensure appropriate research practices. Since COVID-19, we have implemented additional measures to protect health and safety, including social distancing, laboratory occupancy, and cleaning and mask requirements.

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Research status and plans entering the fall semester

8/11/2020

The resumption of university research beginning June 1, 2020, has proceeded remarkably well. This is a credit to all the contributors to the research enterprise: PIs, students, and post-docs who have implemented safe practices in their research; deans, department heads and building managers who have vetted individual research plans; and support staff across the university who have maintained vital activities from animal care, to compliance, to grant and contract support.

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In-Person Undergraduate Research Guidelines

7/21/2020

As part of planning for the fall 2020 term, the following guidance is provided for in-person undergraduate research. This guidance applies to all undergraduate research activities including, but not limited to, credit-bearing research experiences, paid employment on a research project, paid lab-based student workers, organized undergraduate research programs, and research-oriented volunteer activities.

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House representatives introduce bipartisan legislation to support U.S. research community during pandemic

6/25/2020

"U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Fred Upton (R-MI), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize billions in funding to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic….. The Research Investment to Secure the Economy (RISE) Act authorizes approximately $26 billion in emergency relief for federal science agencies – such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation and others – to award to research universities, independent institutions, and national laboratories to continue working on federally-funded research projects."

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Plans for resumption of clinical and human participant research, education, and service activities

6/8/2020

As described in the May 7, 2020 Plan for Resuming Research Operations resumption of clinical and human participants activities requires the approval by the vice president for research of plans for safe operation that include infection control. Since then, at the direction of the provost and deans, we have formed a Clinical Research, Education and Service Advisory Committee (referred to hereafter as the Committee) to review plans, including those for clinical education and service activities and non-clinical human participants research that involves face-to-face interaction of researchers and participants.

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Participation in the COVID-19 Impact on Research Activity Study

06/08/20

I would like to make you aware of a very timely research survey designed to get a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the research enterprise across the Texas A&M University System. It is important for us to hear from all of the System components. 

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Guidance on Graduate Student and Undergraduate Student Researchers

5/20/2020

As stated in the Plan for Resuming Research Operations, the paramount principle is the health and safety of our communities, especially of vulnerable individuals. This guidance aims to further clarify appropriate roles for students as PIs prepare and plan for resumption of research operations. While as much research activity as possible should continue to be carried out remotely, the work of many of our students will require their return to campus laboratories and other facilities.

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Plan for Resuming Research Operations

5/7/2020

As the state of Texas begins to reopen under Governor Abbott’s orders GA-18, GA-19, and GA-20, Texas A&M University and System leadership will evaluate and communicate plans to resume various operations and functions. The paramount principle is the health and safety of our communities, especially of vulnerable individuals.

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Guidance - Foreign Influence in Research

11/6/19

Texas A&M University continues to support academic freedom and the ability of researchers and scholars to communicate, exchange ideas and collaborate with the brightest minds in the world to advance knowledge and the application of that knowledge to benefit the nation and the world. 

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Appointments in the Division of Research

9/13/2019

I am pleased to announce several new appointments to the senior leadership team in the Division of Research.

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