Brandeis Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 11, Governor Charlie Baker announced the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Four-Phased Approach to reopening business activities in the state, and on May 18, he announced that laboratory research would be among the activities permitted to ramp up during Phase 1 on May 25. We outline our phased approach to ramping up research and inquiry on campus that follows the Massachusetts guidance and the Brandeis University Campus Scaling Up Stages.

Provost Addresses and Letters to the Community: June 22, 2020 Phase 1b: Arts
Provost Addresses and Letters to the Community: June 16, 2020 Next Stage in Opening up Science Labs
Download Complete Scaling up Guidelines (PDF)
Record of COVID-19-related Research Information at the Office of Research Administration
Remote Library Resources

All research support provided by the Office of Research Administration (Paul O’Keefe and his colleagues) and the Office of Technology Licensing (Rebecca Menapace and her colleagues) continues in as nearly normal a fashion as possible. We’re working from home, as is much of the world we interact with, and so things may take longer than usual. Granting agencies are allowing for that, relaxing some deadlines and requirements. We ask you to make allowances, too, by providing as much lead time as possible for proposal submissions, no-cost extension requests, reporting, and the like. If you have a matter that requires urgent attention, please inform Rebecca (menapace@brandeis.edu) or Paul (pokeefe@brandeis.edu) (and please copy Ed Hackett (ehackett@brandeis.edu) and Tessa Venell (tvenell@brandeis.edu) on the correspondence.


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