PIs & Managers

Guidance for PIs & Managers

PIs & managers should refer to the following guidance in conjunction with the information on this page:

While the Heads of Colleges and the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) will have oversight over Research Continuity Research Continuity Approval & Reporting Processes, in practice, the principle of subsidiarity means that approval and local oversight will be delegated for the most part to Heads of Units - Heads of Schools/RICUs, and where delegated Heads of Departments/or equivalent.

  • Compile Covid-19 Response Plan Documentation in accordance with guidance on the Research Business Continuity Supports webpage, Research Continuity Approval & Reporting Process guidance and the Campus Business Continuity Team (CBCT) guidelines (Returning to Campus).
  • Covid-19 Response Plan Documentation must continue to be drafted/updated as necessary.
  • Prior approval for research activities is no longer a requirement by UCC Research Business Continuity - prior approval requirements to be decided upon at a local level, ie prior approval may be deemed necessary by local Heads (Schools/RICUs), and in some instances Heads of Colleges, for certain activities.
    • Where deemed necessary/required at a local or College level, submit compiled Covid-19 Response Plan documentation to the Head of School/RICU Director (and Head of College if required).
  • Authorised persons, for each unit, must, in accordance with their Covid-19 Response Plan, carry out regular quality control and compliance checks in their research area/unit.
  • Feedback any issues/queries to the Head of School/RICU, or where delegated, to the Head of Department or equivalent, who will inform the Research Business Continuity Team (RBCT).
  • Ensure that all Covid-19 Response Plan Documentation/communications are managed and stored in line with your agreed/approved unit’s processes for managing documentation.


Research and Innovation

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Office of Vice President for Research & Innovation 4th Floor Block E, Food Science Building UCC