SAVE the DATE: Contingency Planning for Research During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Contingency Planning for Research During COVID-19

Live Webcast

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.


The HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation will be hosting this Live System-Wide Webcast Presented by the Chancellor's Office, Department of Research and Leslie Ponciano, Director of Research Opportunities.



  • CSU researchers and administrators will share examples of real-time adaptations to research processes and protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Presenters and the audience will discuss contingency planning for future research, scholarship, and creative activity.


  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

    • Elizabeth Lowham: The Cal Poly process for reviewing essential research appeals

    • Trisha Brock: Changes in Human Subjects protocols

  • CSU Monterey Bay

    • Christine Valdez: Preparation for a Summer 2020 Special Topics Course (Trauma, Loss, and Growth During COVID-19)

  • Fresno State

    • Steve Blumenshine: Social distancing in the laboratory

  • Long Beach State

    • Chris Lowe: Safety protocols for water-based equipment maintenance

  • Humboldt State

    • Matt Johnson: The “Quaranteam” process and a short-term approach to field-based data collection



• Will the inclusion of a contingency plan increase the competitiveness of a grant application if this is not yet required by the funder?

REGISTRATION Register via this link by May 30th, 2020. You can either register and view it on your own, or contact Erika Andrews at for login details prior to the event.