What is the status of on-campus research?

  • February 2021 update: UCLA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force has lifted the “hold in place” moratorium on new research activities that was instituted in December 2020. New research operational plans (ROPs) can now be submitted. Read the full statement.
  • On-campus and field research activities already approved through the Vice Chancellor for Research’s ramp-up plan will continue according to the terms of the approved ROPs.
  • New researchers can be added to approved plans as long as the total number of personnel in an approved ROP does not increase. Approved ROPs must be amended to reflect the new research personnel — instructions can be found at research operational plan FAQs (PDF).
  • For more information about research operations, email c19@research.ucla.edu.
  • The Administrative Vice Chancellor’s Office announced Jan. 11, 2021, that the campus is extending remote work for positions that can be successfully performed remotely through June 30, 2021. Faculty and staff should confirm with their supervisors whether this extension applies to them.
  • On July 6, 2020, UCLA Library launched the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digitization on Request Service. The initial phase of the service focuses on scanning and delivering published book chapters and journal articles in the Library’s general print collections that have not been previously digitized. More information about the program.

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