UCLA research has largely returned to pre-pandemic conditions, with few exceptions. While many of the 2020–21 restrictions on research activities, travel, field work, and community-based activities have been lifted, it remains critical that individuals participating in research on campus continue to follow the public health mitigations that remain in effect. This includes wearing face masks, completing the required symptom monitoring survey each day on campus, verifying their vaccination and booster status, and participating in COVID-19 testing.

All researchers (faculty, staff and students) should familiarize themselves with and follow the safety protocols in laboratories, studios, libraries or performance spaces. Contact EH&S Field Research Safety regarding safety protocols for field and community-based research. Contact your department for safety protocols in performance spaces. 

For more information about research operations, email c19@research.ucla.edu.

COVID research

Under UCLA Policy 992, any research group that plans to conduct research with SARS-CoV-2 must obtain Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval prior to beginning such research. As part of the IBC review process, a full risk assessment will be conducted to ensure worker safety and agent containment.

Students and research

Personnel density limits and previous restrictions placed on undergraduate student researchers have been lifted.

UCLA research support

UCLA Research Administration and Research Policy & Compliance staff are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Offices may be contacted through their individual websites:

Recommended COVID-19 resources

For journalists

UCLA faculty members are available for interviews with news media on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19, including public health and epidemiology, virology and vaccines, mental health, education, law, politics and the economy.

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