Failure to follow the requirements described and referenced herein will result in revocation
of approved research privileges.
On-Site Work Requirements:
• Resuming Research Operations:
o Each PI who wishes to resume research outside the home must complete a Request
to Resume Research in University Facilities or in Field or Clinical Settings
(Appendix A) and complete the Research Reconstitution Checklist (Appendix B).
o When preparing the form, the PI should work closely with their Associate Dean or
Director for Research and obtain approval from the Department Chair/Center
Director, Associate Dean or Director for Research, Environmental Health &
Safety, Dean and the University-level Research Review Committee before
resuming research activities outside the home.
o Researchers approved for critical research in Stage 1 who wish to continue their
research must complete a Request to Resume Research in University Facilities or
in Field or Clinical Settings (Appendix A) by June 22, 2020. They will be required
to cease operations until these requirements are met.
• Training: Online training is required for all faculty, staff and students approved or
applying for approval for continuation of research outside the home. The COVID-19
Public Health and Safety Precautions training will be available after June 15, 2020. All
researchers already approved to conduct research prior to the training release date, must
complete training by June 30, 2020. Researchers requesting to resume research in
university facilities, both on-campus and in leased facilities, as well as in field and clinical
settings after June 15, 2020, must complete training prior to resuming those activities.
Upon completion of each training module, researchers will receive an email documenting
completion of the training requirement. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their staff
have taken the training.
• Promoting and Enforcing COVID-19 Public Health & Safety Precautions: It is
expected that the Mason community will work together to create a safe and positive
research environment at all times, but particularly during this difficult time when personal
actions can have significant consequences for ourselves and others in the research
o PIs are expected to:
Demonstrate safe behavior
Encourage all researchers—faculty, staff, and students—to practice safe
behaviors and raise any questions or concerns about safety
Enforce compliance with safety policies and procedures, including
COVID-19 public health and safety precautions
o Researchers must follow all pre-COVID-19 safety policies and procedures unless
they are in conflict with requirements outlined in Mason’s Safe Return to Campus
Plan (forthcoming) and the Research Continutity and Safety Plan.
o In addition to following requirements outlined in the plans, researchers are