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Research continuity: Re-entry of research-active faculty, staff, and students


As we begin to bring back faculty, staff and students who are working on critical research projects across Northeastern’s research enterprise, all research continuity decisions will be made consistent with local, state and national public health authority directives and guidance in force at the location of the research activity.

Doctoral students Devyesh Rana and John Biswakarma spray fluorescent nanoparticles (virus simulant) through fabrics onto glass slides to measure the concentration in Steve Lustig’s lab inside the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on April 22, 2020. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Among the critical projects across the university’s research labs, research efforts to combat and respond to the COVID–19 pandemic remain a top priority.

Before resuming research, individuals will be properly trained, have access to personal protective equipment, and understand whom to contact with technical or safety questions.

For students, individual decisions to return to campus, laboratories, and approved human subjects research will be voluntary and we will operate on the principle that people opt-in. For employees, individual decisions should be discussed with managers.

Research-active faculty, staff, and students: Please visit Return to Research Labs Protocols Read the information carefully, and follow the instructions

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