UCI Research Phases During the Pandemic

During the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, UCI’s research will occur in phases that align with local circumstances, public health directives and guidance, and State of California plans.  The basis for moving between phases is a broad consultative process that encompasses UCI stakeholders, as well as other UC campuses.  Given the pandemic’s long-term nature, change will occur gradually, in a carefully measured fashion, and over an extended period of time.  The Vice Chancellor for Research will issue an announcement to inform the research community when UCI will move from one phase to the next.  Each phase includes ongoing monitoring to determine whether UCI can progress to the next phase or must revert to an earlier phase.

Layering and consistently following safety protocols and protective measures is essential to the health and safety of all personnel and research subjects.  Plan Owners should reflect this in their Plan, and research teams should consistently follow their approved Plan, UCI/UC executive directives, the guidance contained in this website, and other campus guidance as applicable.