COVID-19 Resources

Below is a growing set of COVID-19 related resources to support researchers during the Bay Area's shelter in place order. This page will be updated frequently.

Community bulletin board

ImmunoX is actively populating a community bulletin board (a google document) where you can view and share breaking information and details and ideas to help navigate these times.

Click here to access the community bulletin board

Information is arranged into broad categories. Note that this allows ‘commenting’ so that anyone can add and update details.  ImmunoX personnel will ‘polish’ this once a day to help for readability and to be most current. You should treat all information here as being a work-in-progress.


Virtual events

UCSF leadership hosts a town hall every Friday at 4pm. Click here to get zoom details.

The UCSF Office of Research frequently hosts town hall meetings. Check the schedule here. 

The UCSF Department of Medicine is hosting a number of COVID-19 events. You can see the list here.

ImmunoX has transitioned much of their programming to a virtual format. Click here to go to their calendar.

The UCSF Library's Data Science Initiative is hosting online trainings. Click here to go to the calendar of events.



Online learning resources

The UCSF Library has online data science resources, including bioinformatics, programming, and statistics. See a complete list on their website.

The Gladstone's Bioinformatics Core has a library of workshops. See the list here.


External resources

The following represent more-less-updated resources about the infection and about the shutdown to research at UCSF. 

UCSF Department of Medicine's Life Continuity Resources for Staff & Faculty

UCSF’s Information Site for COVID-19 related information  

San Francisco Coronavirus 

CDC Situation Summary


COVID-19 funding opportunities

The UCSF Office of Sponsored Research website now contains a growing list of COVID-19 related funding opportunities. Additional opportunities are distributed via the UCSF Funding Opportunities listserv. Click here to sign up for the listserv.

Donate supplies to UCSF COVID-19 teams

CZ Biohub COVID-19 Response Team

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub research lab space will be participating as a clinical testing site to supplement UCSF's testing capacities. As efforts ramp up, they have identified key items that are in need.

Click here to see a google spreadsheet with the items in need. If your laboratory has any of these items in an unopened state, and are willing to donate them to the effort, they would be greatly appreciative.

The list will be updated as necessary. If you have one of the items and would like to donate, please contact the appropriate person listed on the google doc (under "Contact Person" and "Email"). 

EH&S collecting supplies for UCSF Health

As you reduce your lab activities using our checklist (click here to download), please consider donating any of the following unneeded supplies for use by UCSF Health or others during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Unused disposable PPE, particularly N95 masks and disposable gloves
  • Unopened sanitizer/disinfectant products
  • Sample collection products, particularly mouth swabs

These will be donations gratefully accepted, but without replacement or compensation. Be sure to leave enough on hand for your eventual lab start-up.  Any of these supplies for donation can be brought to the following collection areas staffed by EH&S from 9am to 5pm M-F:

Mission Bay Campus:
Genentech Hall
600 16th Street
Rm N121
(415) 514-4107

Mt Zion Campus
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
2340 Sutter St
Rm N131
(415) 502-1129

Room L235G
Long Hospital Loading Dock
(415) 476-1771

Alternatively, if you cannot bring the materials to one of these locations, please contact your Department Safety Advisor with a detailed description of the location within your lab, and we may be able to arrange to pick them up from your lab at a later time.

Also, let us know if you anticipate an increase in hazardous waste production so that we can accommodate your needs.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Lin at (909) 348-3238 (cell).