Guidance for Ramping up Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
Drexel is Currently in Phase 3
Drexel's research ramp up has been a health and safety success, with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission in laboratory, field, clinical or other research settings. Given the rapidly improving public health situation and the Philadelphia Department of Health's recent updated guidance we are transitioning to Phase 3 of the research ramp up, aka “the new normal” effective Monday June 7th.
The Office of Research & Innovation is committed to return to research while adhering to social distancing and public health best practices to optimize the safety of individuals and the community.
The Office of Research & Innovation has outlined six guiding principles to ensure the return to research at Drexel University is safe, structured, and transparent.
In order to return to increase research activities in a safe and flexible manner, the Office of Research & Innovation will implement a multi-phased approach for the resumption of research activities from our current research Ramp Down phase.
The request for reactivation of research activity will be initiated by the investigator/faculty/scholar and will be based on minimizing risks using physical distancing and safe space utilization. The proposed process is a collaborative, investigator-driven approach.
A guideline of personnel who are eligible to participate in the return to research.
Drexel University will begin the return to research in a clear, phased approach. Each phase outlines different allowable processes and activities, resuming in gradual stages to ensure safety.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATION FOR COLLEGES/SCHOOLS
The successful resumption of research activities will require collaborative decision-making but will primarily reside at the College/School level – where the detailed knowledge of the varied research activities resides. The Office of Research & Innovation has outlined a list of general recommendations for this process.
PPE PURCHASING GUIDELINES
PPE Purchasing Guidelines to ensure the adherence to all safety regulations during the return to research.
Forms, templates, and guidelines related to the return to research.
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