Monday June 22, 2020 update:
As Stanford enters Stage 2 research restart, SUMS' goal is to safely support research projects while adhering to physical distancing rules. Processes for the most part will remain the same, with samples being dropped off for analysis and meetings and interactions continuing via Zoom. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join our SUMS workspace on Slack and message us at #contact-sums.
Monday June 1, 2020 update:
As the purpose of Stage 1 research restart is to prepare the labs for an increase in research activities in Stage 2, SUMS is using this time to bring instruments back online and into proper operational condition. Some instruments may be ready before others, and we will post status updates on this webpage. Our goal is to safely support researchers' projects as they restart.
Please do feel free to submit iLab request(s) now, to help us gauge demand for the various SUMS instruments/capabilities. It will be helpful for planning purposes to include a comment on the estimated length of time you would need between when we let you know we're ready to run samples and when your samples could arrive at the lab.
Note that the open access lab will also be operated on a drop-off model, at least for the initial stages of research restart. There will be no fee changes nor additional charges for this service. For open access planning, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Open access instruments you will need samples run on
- Estimated number of samples/batch (for each instrument in #1)
- Projected frequency of batches (e.g. once a week)
- Complete EHS-2470-WEB, "COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices" in STARS
- Use the Stanford Health Check tool to self-report health status prior to coming on site to campus each day
- Review and complete the SUMS Staff/User Agreement - COVID Addendum
You will also need a Stanford Slack account (get started at https://uit.stanford.edu/service/slack) to connect with the SUMS #sample-drop-off channel.
Tuesday May 19, 2020 update:
SUMS is currently able to support essential approved research projects; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and make arrangements.
For other projects, please continue getting in touch with SUMS via the email@example.com email. Ideally project discussions and planning will be completed ahead of time, so that we all can hit the ground running when restrictions are eased.
As you will be experiencing in your own labs, operations will be quite different under physical distancing. Initially, the only in-person interactions will be for transferring samples to SUMS; SOPs will be provided. When the open access lab reopens, it will be operated under a drop-off model for at least the initial stages of the campus research restart. There will be no fee changes nor additional charges for this service.