It has been more than one year since on-site research activities had to be ramped down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the current infection trends, we are planning to move on to Phase 4 (final phase) of our Research Ramp-up Plan starting June 15, 2021. Researchers can start gradual ramp-up of their activities in a safe manner from now onwards.
During this final phase, the research operations can be ramped up to the pre-pandemic level while adhering to the campus guidelines.
No approvals are needed from the Office of Research for ramping up to Phase 4. Unit chairs/deans/directors may mandate additional restrictions and approval requirements at their discretion. As always, public health officials may require us to change the status of the ramp up/down process with very short notice.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for maintaining a healthy and safe environment while continuing your research efforts despite the challenging constraints.
Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of Research