Templates and Resources for Research Continuity

Updated February 2022

The following links are resources and templates for researchers to assist with drafting the necessary Covid-19 Response Plan documentation in line with research guidance at Research Business Continuity Supports  and the  institutional/Campus Business Continuity Team (CBCT) requirements, at Returning to Campus - Home (sharepoint.com).

 

Covid-19 Response Plan Templates

  • Researchers should adapt the following Research Business Continuity Team (RBCT) Templates, given below - taking note of the Latest Updates for Research Continuity, which currently advises (18th Feb 2022):
    • 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.
    • In this regard, when compiling Response Plans amend the wording given in the templates where there is reference to prior approval requirements. 

 

1. 04.02.22 Template Covid-19 Response Plan-Research Facilities

2. 04.02.22 Template Covi-19 Response Plan-Research at Interface with Society

3. 04.02.22 Template Covid-19 Response Plan-Volunteers on Campus

4. Volunteer Declaration (to be used where research volunteers come onto campus)

5. 04.02.22 Template Covid-19 Response Plan-Fieldwork

6. 04.02.22 Template Covid-19 Response Plan-Int. Travel-general research

Template Letters of Assurance from Head of Unit (School/RICU) to Head of College.

  • While prior approval for research activities is no longer a requirement/mandated by the UCC Research Business Continuity, prior approval may be deemed necessary by local Heads (Schools/RICUs), and in some instances Heads of Colleges, for certain activities.
  • In this regard, the template Letters of Assurance (from Head of Unit to Head of College) are given below for use/adaptation, should a Local Head/Head of College decide that additional approval is required by Head of College for a certain research activities, as appropriate. 

a. 04.02.22 Template Letter of Assurance to Head of College-Research at Interface

b. 04.02.22 Template Letter of Assurance to Head of College-Volunteer_Campus

c. 04.02.22 Template Letter of Assurance to Head of College-International Travel

 

Campus Business Continuity Team (CBCT) Returning to Campus Resources

  1. Resumption of Activities Procedure
  2. Lead Worker Representatives
  3. Covid-19 Infection Control Measures
  4. Covid-19 Risk Assessment Guide & Risk Assessment Template
  5. Preparing for and dealing with a suspected case of Covid 19
  6. UCC Covid-19 Tracker and Day Pass APP
  7. Resumption of Activities Checklist

 

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