Syracuse University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Researchers

Letter from Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liu and Interim VPR Raina 3-22-2020

As national and state-wide mandates increase to control the spread of COVID-19, University recommendations and requirements are also changing. New guidance specifically in relation to the conduct of research at Syracuse University is provided below, organized by major topic. These sections will be updated as additional guidance is provided.

Importantly at this time, for the safety of our entire research community, all in-person data collection activities for non-essential human subjects research must pause until further notice. From a regulatory perspective, this is considered a temporary pause in data collection involving human subjects. In addition, all non-essential campus-based research activity must pause, and essential research activities scaled back to a minimum. Effective immediately, no more than 2 people from any lab should occupy the lab at one time. These individuals should be those who have not traveled outside of Syracuse area within last 14 days. Those that remain must be conducting essential research activities only. Approval for the continuation of essential research activities must be received by the Vice President of Research from your Department Chair and Associate Dean for Research. Please submit your disclosure of essential research activities here.

FAQs may be found here.