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NIH Seeks Information on University-Based Approaches for COVID-19 Surveillance Testing to Review the Current Landscape

August 14, 2020

NIH has issued a Request for Information seeking public input on current COVID-19 surveillance testing capabilities at universities, and the potential for university-based networks (including universities, colleges, community colleges, satellite campuses, or other higher education institutions) to: 

  • Jointly deploy existing equipment and staff to develop robust SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing for their students, faculty and staff, and possibly for other critical institutions in their local communities. 
  • Share knowledge and testing infrastructure; efficiently distribute testing capacity among the institutions.
  • Collaborate with other university-based networks to rapidly learn from protocols, approaches, and challenges, and optimize operations.

All comments must be submitted electronically on the submission website. Responses must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 26, 2020.

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