Office of Research

COVID-19: Research Operations at University of Georgia

Updated on May 19, 2022.

The University of Georgia Office of Research has coordinated with other campus units to develop guidance for faculty, staff and students to manage their ongoing research and scholarship activities. Please refer back to this webpage frequently for evolving guidance on your research operations.

  • Per the guidance issued on May 9, 2022, UGA has discontinued most special precautions and policies related to COVID-19, effective May 16. For additional information, please refer to the university’s main COVID-19 response page.

Status of Onsite Research Activity

Per the return-to-campus guidance issued on May 14, 2021UGA has resumed normal operations, with no further requirement for Research Resumption Plans (RRPs).

Regarding President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, “Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors,” guidance for UGA community members continues to evolve. Please visit UGA’s main COVID-19 website for the latest updates and information

Research Operations, Safety & Facilities

All Office of Research offices and core facilities are functioning at normal capacity.

Research Involving Human Subjects

The Human Subjects Office (HSO) and IRB Committees are operating in accordance with USG and university guidance. HSO has set up its own FAQ to help answer specific questions regarding continuity of human subjects research.