CIT Working to Safely Reopen

Our team is working with the College of Arts & Science and Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety leadership to devise detailed plans for a safe reopening of our shared resource facilities while maintaining the safety of our staff and clients.

We are not equipped to handle live biological samples confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, which would need to be handled at BSL 3. We are, however, gearing up for BSL2+, which will allow us to still handle human-derived samples collected during the pandemic or as far back as November 2019. As a result, all new sample intake forms will require you to indicate if your clinical samples are from patients that have tested positive for the virus.

In addition, we are developing protocols to maintain social distancing and will provide you with detailed instructions when you are ready to submit samples. Face-to-face consultations can still be conducted via Zoom once we receive your completed Project Intake Form:

We will send out a separate notice to our subscribers once we are set up and approved to safely continue analyses of human-derived samples.