- Guidelines for Ramping Up UCLA Research – Updates
At this time, research activities may only resume with the approval of your department chair, chief or director and the approval of your school’s dean or dean’s designee. You must strictly adhere to the provisions detailed in your approved operational plan.
If you need to modify your plan to include additional personnel and/or locations, you must submit a new research operational plan, and that plan must be reapproved, before that work begins. This will enable us to communicate efficiently with individual investigators, for example about facilities issues, should circumstances require it.
-UCLA Guidelines for Research Ramp-Up
-Research Ramp-Up Guidelines (pp. 1-10)
-Item #6 is modified as follows: Coordination with Facilities Management including Custodial Services, building security, campus mail services, and the UC Police Department, among other services under the Vice Chancellor for Administration and the Chief Financial Officer is critical to ensuring safer use of space as buildings are re-populated and densities increase. (updated as of June 17, 2020)
-Item # 7 added. Signage for common areas and department use is being developed and coordinated through the Physical Distancing Working Group, under the Future Planning Taskforce. This signage is going through legal and strategic communications review. Departments should not produce their own COVID-19 related signage and should use signage provided. Questions on signage can be directed to the Working Group chair, Nurit Katz firstname.lastname@example.org. (updated as of June 17, 2020)
-Item #8 added. Disinfection supplies for department use are being procured centrally via Facilities Management. Details on how to order can be found at: https://www.facilities.ucla.edu/covid19 (updated as of June 17, 2020)
-Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Research
-Libraries, Archives, and Reading Rooms
-Performance- and Studio-based Research
-Field and Community-Based Research
-Item #5 deleted. Updated IRB approval is not required. (updated as of June 17, 2020)
-Item #2c is modified as follows: “Positive consent should be obtained in writing, either on paper or via email, from research participants and partners.” as required by the IRB. (updated as June 17, 2020)
Guidelines for Fieldwork and Research Travel
Please see the Guidelines for Fieldwork and Research Travel.
Research Operational Plan
Effective June 1, 2021, a Research Operational Plan (ROP) is no longer required for research and creative activities, both on-campus and in the field; ROPs are also not required for research-related travel.
PIs are able to populate their activities with researchers as they deem necessary, so long as they continue to comply with all mandates from the CDC, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), and Cal/OSHA, including, but not limited to, those concerning personnel density, masking, and distancing.
Symptom Monitoring Survey
UCLA Requirements for COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring
Staff and Faculty (non-health care)
-For information and instructions about the survey, review the Staff and Faculty Protocol
-Staff and Faculty Survey
Staff and Faculty (health care)
-UCLA Health Coronavirus Information
-UCLA Health Survey
-For information and instructions about the survey, review the Student Protocol
-Enter your ten (10) digit phone number to sign up on the enrollment page, then go to the daily survey link to complete the form.
-Daily Survey: https://tinyurl.com/UCM-survey-d2
Environment, Health & Safety Guidelines
-To order personal protective equipment through the EH&S Central Store via recharge, visit https://www.ehs.ucla.edu/supply-store . For questions, email Alyssa Leiva at email@example.com. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will continue to distribute face coverings for approved research personnel upon request.
-For department cleaning and disinfecting supplies, visit https://www.facilities.ucla.edu/covid19 and order through FSR.
-For questions regarding signage and guidelines to aid in effective distancing, contact Nurit Katz, operations section chief for the EOC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-For questions about occupational safety and compliance, visit https://www.ehs.ucla.edu/
-For questions about COVID-19 accommodations, visit https://www.irm.ucla.edu/
-For COVID-19 FAQs related to employment and HR issues, visit https://www.chr.ucla.edu/policies/covid-19-faqs
-For COVID-19 updates and campus information, visit http://bso.ucla.edu
Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto Announces Closing of Research Operational Plan (ROP) Process (May 25, 2021)
Additional safety measures for undergraduate student researchers (April 12, 2021)
Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto shares information about the expansion of phase 3 research ramp-up activities (April 8, 2021)
Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto hosts winter research ramp-up town hall (March 24, 2021)
Winter 2021 Research Ramp Up Virtual Town Hall (March 16, 2021)
Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto announces phase 3 of research ramp-up (March 15, 2021)
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force shares limited reopening plans (March 9, 2021)
Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto shares that ‘hold in place’ on research ramp-up activities has been lifted (February 25, 2021)
Plans for Spring Quarter Remote Instruction and Work (January 11, 2021)
New COVID-19 Case Notification Dashboard (January 5, 2021)
Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto shares follow up message regarding Important Information about Guidelines for Labs (October 22, 2020)
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carter shares Important Information about Guidelines for Labs (October 22, 2020)
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force Guidelines for Students in Labs Fall 2020 (October 22, 2020)
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter Shares a Message about COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force Recommendations for Students in Labs Fall 2020 (October 9, 2020)
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force Recommendations for Students in Labs (October 8, 2020)
Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto Hosts Third Research Ramp-Up Town Hall (September 30, 2020)
Update - Health Protocols for a Safer Return to Campus (September 18, 2020)
Health Protocols for a Safer Return to Campus (September 16, 2020)
Fall 2020 Research Ramp Up Virtual Town Hall (September 14, 2020)
UCLA Library Expands Temporary Pilot Emergency Temporary Digitization on Request (PETDOR) Service (August 12, 2020)
UCLA Library Launches Temporary Digitization Service (July 2, 2020)
Guidelines for Communicating about COVID-19 Cases on Campus (June 29, 2020)
Required Training on COVID-19 for Faculty, Staff and Student Employees (June 19, 2020)
Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations (June 18, 2020)
Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto Discusses Research Ramp-Up during COVID-19 & Other Research Updates during Second Virtual Town Hall (June 15, 2020)
Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Announces Next Phase of Research Ramp-up Will Begin June 8 (June 4, 2020)
Research Ramp-Up Announcement (May 26, 2020)
Research Ramp-Down Announcement (March 20, 2020)
Vice Chancellor Wakimoto Shares Communication About Ramping Down Laboratory Research (March 17, 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
-Research Operational Plan (ROP)
Effective June 1, 2021, a Research Operational Plan (ROP) is no longer required for research and creative activities, both on-campus and in the field.