Cornell University is committed to protecting its community members, intellectual property, and facilities. The emergency management program aims to minimize the impacts of emergencies, maintain commitments to sponsors of research, and maximize the effectiveness of the campus community in responding to and recovering from emergencies.
Cornell colleges and divisions have a long history of emergency and continuity planning, beginning with the Emergency Planning and Recovery (EPR) tool in 2006. In 2013, all plans for colleges, divisions, and departments were migrated to a new software platform, the C-COOP Tool.
C-COOP Continuity Planning Software
The university provides a robust, web-based continuity planning tool called
C-COOP (coop.ehs.cornell.edu). The goal of the C-COOP tool is to provide a central data location that supports the university in disruption recovery prioritization and resource alignment. C-COOP provides a platform to identify unit essential functions as well as continuity strategies for common disruptive events. In the event of a significant operations disruption, the C-COOP tool is an effective resource to support recovery priorities. Completing continuity plans in C-COOP ensures clarity and visibility during University recovery efforts.
C-COOP facilitates the development of continuity plans by identifying:
Essential Function Resources – identify the unique space, equipment, technologies, and vendors necessary to deliver the essential function
C-COOP utilizes a Microsoft-based data input format that summarizes data to produce continuity plans. Instructions are provided at the top of all plan pages. Data sets are integrated for relevant personnel and facilities lists. Additional supporting files (.doc, .excel, .pdf) can be uploaded and attached to a plan.
Each individual plan page can be exported to an Excel file using the Excel icon on the top right of each page. Choose “publish PDF” from C-COOP table of contents header to initiate data refresh and consolidation. Choose “view last PDF” from C-COOP table of contents header to view and save the current plan.