Department COVID-19 Updates:
COVID-19 Research Planning

How should my group transition to remote operations?

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the transition to remote operations, new procedures for Nebraska research facilities and personnel are in effect.

Access to facilities and services

Maintaining research and creative activity

Research and creative activities will continue, with some exceptions listed below. Investigators are urged to use appropriate safety and social distancing practices, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet between people. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to conduct research and creative activities remotely as much as possible.

Faculty or research directors are to decide what research can be conducted or initiated in their labs. Additional approval – beyond research compliance approvals – is not required to continue ongoing research.

Suspended activities

The following research activities are currently suspended:

Working with undergraduates

Undergraduate student workers paid to engage in research and creative activities may continue these paid activities, following the recommended safety practices noted above, at the discretion of faculty or research directors. Undergraduate students engaged in research and creative activity to earn course credit or as volunteers may continue only if activities can happen remotely.