Information for researchers

The MU Research and Creative Activities Restart Plan outlines the steps for resuming research activities and provides guidance to researchers who, in addition to following the guidelines outlined in this document, will be expected to create specific plans for their activities and personnel.

Additionally, the Office of Research and Economic Development has created a page for Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19 to provide information and guidance for our community to facilitate research continuity during the coronavirus outbreak.

Return to Work Authorization

Faculty or staff are no longer required to complete the Return to Work Authorization Form. However, undergraduate, graduate and professional students participating in research or creative activities — either as paid staff or in education roles — are required to submit a return to work authorization form to return to research or creative activities on campus.

Return to Work Authorization Form

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Guidance for graduate and undergraduate research students

As the campus reopens for classes for the 2020 fall semester, graduate and undergraduate students and their faculty mentors need to be aware of additional protocols and requirements for students working in research facilities and creative spaces.

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Safety is our No. 1 priority at MU

If you have behavioral concerns such as lack of PPE, social distancing, and proper lab safety practices, as well as physical concerns, we ask that you complete the Health and Safety Concerns compliance tool to alert campus of these concerns.

MU Research Compliance Tool

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COVID-19 Tracking Form

Supervisors should use the COVID-19 Tracking Form to report confirmed COVID-19 cases and potential COVID-19 exposure among faculty and staff. Supervisors, department chairs and division directors with staff and faculty working on-site are required to notify their university’s chief human resources officer (or designee) of an employee who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has had close contact with a person who has received a COVID-19 diagnosis.

COVID-19 Tracking Form