Phase 3 Guidelines for Faculty & Researchers

Posted October 2020

Faculty and researchers wishing to proceed with Phase 3 laboratory density should request new Phase 3 densities from with their Building Oversight Committee and use the following guidelines and templates complete new Phase 3 density management plans. PIs can proceed with Phase 3 implementation once a) their plan has been approved by their Building Oversight Committee and 2) their building is approved for Phase 3 by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Joint Planning Committee for Academic Buildings (JPCAB). 

LABORATORY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND FABRICATION SPACES) 

RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

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.  Numbers of participants must be reported to VCRO. 

Please read the updated guidelines in full as several instructions have been updated, including instructions for submitting completed forms, requirements for permitting and tracking non-UCB affiliated in-person human subjects, and options for participant symptom screening.

*NOTE:  Research involving non-UCB affiliated human subjects is suspended as of December 7 under the Bay Area ‘stay at home orders’ and subsequent ‘purple tier’ status in Alameda County.  Such subjects will be allowed again when Alameda County and City of Berkeley move back to the ‘red tier’.

CORE RESEARCH FACILITIES 

ANIMAL RESEARCH

No changes in density are allowed in animal research spaces under Phase 3.  Please see Phase 2 Supplemental Guidelines for Increasing Onsite Animal Research for instructions on managing animal research.

RESEARCH IN OFFICE AND ARTS SPACES

GUIDELINES FOR OFF-CAMPUS & FIELD RESEARCH/TRAVEL

 

UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students planning to conduct university-related travel in the coming months should review UC Berkeley’s guidance on travel before making travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

University-related travel is defined by UC Berkeley as essential if it is required to:

  • Preserve the safety of a research subject and is not possible to be postponed.
  • Preserve the results of a research activity and is not possible to be postponed.

Please refer to https://coronavirus.berkeley.edu/travel/ for more information about the campus’ travel protocols, travel insurance, and travel reimbursement for faculty, staff, and students. Travelers should allow at least 21 days for the approval process prior to booking flights.