Current Research Operations

Last updated: August 20, 2021, 10:00 am

Please review the campus Coronavirus website and Return to Campus webpage for the most up-to-date guidance.

Vaccines and facial coverings

For updates on required training, symptom screener, etc. before returning to campus, please visit the Campus Access page.

Research guidelines still in place

Human Subjects Research 

  • Both affiliated and non-affiliated human subjects are  permitted on campus. They should follow access requirements for “Invited Guests” (see Campus Access page for details). Until buildings are unlocked, all human subjects should be escorted at all times inside buildings. 
  • Please review and complete a revised Human Subjects Research Guidelines and Resumption Proposal Supplement Form as needed to ensure your protocol complies with current guidelines. Visit the CPHS COVID-19 Guidance for Human Subjects Research page

Travel

  • CDC recommends that individuals do not travel either domestically or (particularly) internationally until they have been fully vaccinated.
  • Domestic travel is allowed as long as travelers follow CDC guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, and follow any health restrictions in place at the destination. 
  • International travel to any destination that is designated as CDC Level 3 or 4, or State Dept Level 4 requires prior UCB campus approval by the dean and Global Engagement Office (if there is no pre-approval, travel reimbursements will not be paid out). All international travelers must follow CDC guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, and follow any health restrictions in place at the destination.   
  • Please visit the UC Berkeley COVID website, Travel page for details.  

Field Research

Events, symposia and meetings

Please visit the campus Coronavirus website for other general updates, and send additional questions to researchrecovery@berkeley.edu.