OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH
April 29, 2020
All ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
|SUBJECT: || Research Town Hall Q&A Webinars - May 6 and 28|
To address your questions, keep you informed about continuing research
during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss the processes to increase
on-site research activity at UC San Diego, we will host two Research
Town Halls via Webinar on May 6th and May 28th.
A brief update will be provided at each webinar followed by a live
Question and Answer session.
Questions can be submitted in advance (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
or raised during the webinar.
In order to enable on-site research to ramp up when the public health
situation permits, it is important that all PIs and researchers continue
to adhere to restrictions of on-site research activity until that time.
As a reminder,
• ALL RESEARCH must move as much activity as possible to a remote
• On-site activity must be minimized, and should be restricted to
critical activities, in accordance with campus notice of 3/17
• Researchers must have an on-site research plan, approved by their
division chair, department chair, and dean, to ensure that personnel
on-site have been kept at a minimum – generally, no more than 1 person
per research space or no more than 15% of normal on-site staffing levels
• Students are not considered essential personnel, and are to be
conducting on-site activity only by exception; no student, postdoctoral
scholar, or staff member should be pressured to work on-site during this
• CDC guidelines for social distancing and sanitary work spaces and
facilities must be followed in all labs and research spaces.
Register now for one or both of the upcoming Town Hall webinar sessions,
as the situation and information available to all of us will likely
shift over the course of the month of May.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th: 12:30 – 2:00 pm To register, please
visit our SharePoint site at
THURSDAY, MAY 28th: 12:30 – 2:00 pm To register,
please visit our SharePoint site at
We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these webinars. Please
send questions in advance to email@example.com
Sandra A. Brown|
Vice Chancellor for Research