Sustaining Safe, Research-Related Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last updated Sept. 8, 2020 at 4:35 p.m. EST.

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As circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. In March 2020, we rapidly reduced on our-campus research-related activities, and in May 2020, we began a gradual increase in these activities. Now, we must be prepared to reduce activities again, if needed. It remains critical that all researchers and units have a responsive and responsible plan for conducting research that ensures a balance of safety and health while also continuing research developments, with the former outweighing the latter. The document below provides guidelines for the creation of unit-level research plans. Again, these instructions will be updated regularly.