Coronavirus Information Updates from the Division of Research and Innovation

Last updated 10/12

Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation Hala Madanat hosted a town hall meeting on Friday, October 9. She discussed research updates, COVID-19 related research issues and the research repopulation process. Faculty were able to ask questions and share comments.  

View the Town Hall Zoom Recording

DRI is working closely with SDSU, the SDSU Research Foundation, Environmental Health and Safety and other university units to monitor and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and provide appropriate guidance as related to research endeavors.

Visit SDSU’s central coronavirus website, which is the central repository for information and updates related to SDSU’s preparedness, guidance and decisions related to COVID-19. 

It is imperative that all research personnel carefully abide by the health and safety requirements, and understand their behavior outside of the research group could have an impact on the continuity of their research and the work of the entire research group.

Information specific to researchers and graduate students is provided below. Please post COVID-19 related research questions to [email protected].


Approval for restarting research:

Re-populating Faculty and Graduate Students: Framework for Restarting Research - latest version (v3.1)

Research Restart Approval Workflow

Data Required for Restarting Research Application

Restart Research Project Approval Form

Personnel Agreement Form


Guidance for Human Subjects Research


Approval for additional personnel and space:

Research Restart Additions Workflow

Additional Personnel Application

Additional Spaces Application


Resources for restarting research:

Scheduling Template

COVID-19 Return to Work Training and Agreement for Research and Scholarly Activities

COVID-19 Screening Form

SDSU COVID-19 Case Alert Protocol

Access to Safety Supplies

COVID-19 Cleaning Guidelines for Laboratories



10.9.20 Research Town Hall

9.8.20 Safely Reopulating Labs Communication

6.9.20 Email from Provost about Restarting Phase 2 Research

6.18.20 Faculty Research Repopulation Planning Webinar Recording #2

5.21.20 Faculty Research Repopulation Planning Webinar Recording #1

6.04.20 Research Restart Letter

4.06.20 Building Access Guidelines for Non-Critical Personnel during COVID-19 Pandemic

3.20.20 Information Needed and Additional Guidance

3.18.20 Critical Research Guidance for SDSU Researchers

3.17.20 Additional Guidance for Researchers in Response to COVID-19

3.14.2020 email to Principal Investigators: Research Continuity Plans

Also see: SDSU Research Foundation Coronavirus Updates


Additional Phase 1 Research Resources:

Research Pause Checklist

Essential Research Continuity Plan

Research Restart FAQs

Researchers FAQs 3.19.20