Guidelines for Faculty & Researchers

As faculty and researchers plan their return to campus during Phase 2, they will be using the guidelines and templates below to share how their plans will support and comply with campus-wide guidance as well as building specific personnel density targets. Faculty will be invited to submit their planning documents only AFTER a building has been approved by the cognizant dean(s) and the Vice Chancellor for Research for Phase 2 resumption of research activities. Please do not submit these forms unless prompted by your Dean or Building Oversight Committee. The guidelines take into account the different research activities that take place in laboratory, engineering, design and fabrication settings; in core facilities; as well as office and performance spaces. Special guidance applies to research involving animals or human subjects or activities that require research travel.

LABORATORY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (including engineering, design and fabrication spaces) 

ANIMAL RESEARCH

RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

Note: In-person human subjects research involving non-UC Berkeley affiliated participants is now allowed under Research Recovery Phase 3 - up to a maximum of 50 individuals campuswide per day.  Please read updated guideline above for instructions on requirements for tracking of the number of participants. 

CORE RESEARCH FACILITIES 

RESEARCH IN OFFICE AND ARTS SPACES

GUIDELINES FOR OFF-CAMPUS & FIELD RESEARCH/TRAVEL

  • Please submit an exceptional request through the VC Research Office.
  • For international human subjects research, please see Human Subjects guidelines, above.
  • More detailed guidance for international research is being developed (October 2020).