This page provides information for the Princeton University research community on the Plan for the Phased Resumption of On-Campus Research.
Research operations return to Level 1 (Normal Operations) on August 15, 2022
August 8, 2022
Effective August 15, 2022, research operations will return to Level 1 (Normal Operations) of the Plan for the Resumption of On-Campus Research.
The change reflects the University-wide updates to COVID-19 policies, including the resumption of pre-COVID-19 building access on August 15.
The Plan states:
- Level 1: Normal Operations. Normal research operations resume within prescribed hygiene, health and safety protocols.
Read the memo.
- Academic Research Infrastructure Plan for departments
- Research Lab Operations Plan for Principal Investigators/facility directors
- Checklist for ramping up your laboratory
- Checklist for shutting down your laboratory
- Checklist for shutting down your Biosafety cabinet
For questions about research continuity or operations, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti's memos regarding research during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- August 8, 2022: Return to Level 1 (Normal Operations)
- June 8, 2021: A important step toward normal research operations
- May 1, 2021: Revised guidelines for Resuming Field Research
- April 25, 2021: Summer and Fall Expectations
- Mar. 15, 2021: On-campus Undergraduate Research: Summer 2021
- Feb. 1, 2021: Spring 2021 COVID-19 Updates for Researchers and Specialists
- Jan. 20, 2021: Spring 2021 and the University’s COVID-19 Resources
- Dec. 9, 2020: Memo on Undergraduate Research for Spring 2021
- Dec. 2, 2020: Next Steps in Resumption Activities in the:
- June 17, 2020: Announcing the phased resumption of on-campus research
- April 25, 2020: Planning for the eventual phased resumption of on-campus research
- March 21, 2020: Halting of on-campus research activities
- March 16, 2020: PI responsibilities for continuity of research and submission of Research Essential Operations Plan
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 planning for research continuity
Guidance on Remote Work
Jan 4, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the University has requested that staff who can complete their work remotely should begin to do so by January 10 and through January 31, and not participate in the asymptomatic testing program, to reduce the strain on this program as well as the contact tracing program.
Read the full memo at inside.princeton.edu (login required).
Changes to Human Subjects Research guidelines
Sept. 9, 2021
Updates have been made to the Human Subjects Research guidelines.
Updates to public health policies
July 1, 2021
The University has announced changes to the public health guidance for summer and fall.
Read the memo from Princeton University.
An important step towards normal research operations
June 8, 2021
With safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 now available, the University has made several changes to policies for on-campus research in science and engineering.