On-Campus Research Activities Status Change
ON-CAMPUS RESEARCH LIMITED TO CRITICAL ACTIVITIES ONLY EFFECTIVE MARCH 18
The rapid unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the university to accelerate its response to this unprecedented challenge. In order to protect the health and safety of our community, research leaders should immediately begin preparing to suspend all non-critical ON-CAMPUS research activities by March 18.
The actions we will be taking include:
suspending all non-critical on-campus research activities by March 18th;
research activities will be limited to only critical procedures or processes that require regular attention to maintain the long-term viability of the research project, laboratory, reagents, animals, and equipment;
We understand that this will be disruptive to the scholarly activities of faculty, students and staff, and we will work to support your efforts.
Be assured that our colleagues in Environmental Health and Safety and University Laboratory Animal Resources, have robust continuity plans to support the University's research enterprise during this time. In addition, the research support services offered by the Office of Research & Innovation, including the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and our Sponsored Projects teams remain fully functional using remote work protocols. We will work with Shipping and Receiving to ensure that supplies required for critical on-campus research activities can be received and delivered.
For the most up to date information please visit the ORI Research Preparedness website for more details on the status change of ON-CAMPUS research activities. If you have not done so already you should immediately complete your research contingency plan immediately and share it with your department, college, and the ORI.
- What about the disruption to my students work and my career advancement?
We are fully aware of the difficulties this suspension of non-critical on-campus research activities will pose, and we will work closely with the funding sponsors, federal agencies, external evaluation bodies, and with Drexel's academic units to minimize the impact on your professional advancement and the advancement of your students and staff.
- If you have further questions, please contact your department head/chair and your Associate Dean for Research.