U-M Human Research to begin June 22

June 19, 2020

Image of woman looking into microscope. Text: The latest news and policies affecting the U-M biomedical research operationA message from Dr. Lok

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that beginning June 22, Investigators with studies classified as Tier 0 or 1 determined by the U-M Human Research Activation Tier Framework can apply for reactivation to their respective Human Research Activation Committee. Tier 2 study applications will be accepted starting on July 13. Study teams should be notified of their activation within one week after their application. As a reminder, all human research work that can be done remotely should continue in that manner. 

Human Research Town Hall | June 25
Research leadership from across the University will be hosting a virtual town hall focused on human subject research studies conducted within Michigan Medicine hospitals and clinics, on Thursday, June 25 at 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. During this Town Hall, we will address common questions, concerns, and plans to resume human research at the University of Michigan. A U-M uniqname and password are required to access the town hall, and we encourage you to submit questions in advance.

Research Re-engagement Website
In the meantime, I invite you to view the Research Re-engagement website for further information on the reactivation of human subjects research. Study teams can learn:

On behalf of the entire Clinical Trials Support Office team, we appreciate your patience and dedication during this time as we begin to resume our research enterprise at the University of Michigan. We are here to support you and your research.

For additional questions, please email the Human Research Activation committee at human-research-activation@umich.edu.

Best regards,

Anna Lok, MD, DSc (Hon), FAASLD, AGAF
Dame Sheila Sherlock Distinguished University Professor
Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of Hepatology
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Clinical Hepatology
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research