Resuming Research Operations on Campus (Research Restart)

This page contains information about UT’s approach to resuming research operations on campus in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are currently in Research Level 3, which began on June 1, 2020.
Policies, best practices, and a checklist for resuming on-campus research.

FALL PLANNING CONVERSATION
Interim Vice President for Research Alison Preston and Dr. Robert Messing talk about on-campus research during COVID-19.

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PI AND RESEARCH STAFF TOWN HALL: June 11, 2020
Interim President Jay Hartzell joins Alison Preston and associate deans for research to discuss resuming on-campus research.

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GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW TOWN HALL: June 15, 2020
Interim President Jay Hartzell and Dean Mark Smith join Alison Preston to discuss resuming on-campus research.

Colleges and Schools are accepting PI requests to resume Research Level 3 activity only. Refer to the UT Research Restart Plan and Levels PDF to learn more about what kinds of research activities are permitted in this Research Level. Approvals for individual PIs to resume research operations are managed at the college level. The college or school that controls the research space (labs, offices, or both) that are assigned to you is the unit that will review and approve your request to resume research operations. You may submit your request to resume research for Research Level 3 by following the link for the appropriate College or School below. (If the link for your College or School opens an email window, then send your inquiry to that email address. Some CSUs are still working on their websites.)

If your unit does not report to any of these Colleges or Schools, please contact vp-research-sr@austin.utexas.edu to determine where to send your request.

Key Communications from the Vice President for Research

July 8, 2020Testing Updates, Research Level 3
(email sent to deans, PIs, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows)
June 25, 2020Research Level 3 Updates
(email sent to deans, PIs, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows)
June 12, 2020Friday Updates for Researchers
(email sent to PIs, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows)
June 4, 2020Presidential Proclamation – Visas
(email sent to all principal investigators)
June 3, 2020Town Hall - Research Restart
(email sent to all principal investigators)
May 29, 2020Friday Updates About Research Restart
(email sent to all principal investigators)
May 21, 2020Research Restart
(email sent to all principal investigators)
April 28, 2020Research Restart Update
(email sent to all principal investigators)
April 16, 2020COVID-19 and Planning Process for Resuming On-campus Research
(email sent to all principal investigators)
March 23, 2020Pause in Laboratory Research Activities
(email sent to all principal investigators)
March 17, 2020Update: COVID-19 and Research
(email sent to all principal investigators)
March 15, 2020Lab and Core Operations and Human Subject Research
(email sent to all principal investigators)
March 12, 2020COVID-19 and Research
(email sent to all principal investigators)