Research is central to Brown’s mission, and the health and safety of the University’s research community will remain a top priority in 2020-21.
In March 2020, all non-critical, on-campus research was paused as Brown adjusted its operations due to the spread of COVID-19. In early June, in concert with the state’s multi-phase Reopening Rhode Island plan, Brown began Stage 1 of the process to gradually resume research operations in laboratories and other campus facilities as part of what the University expects will be a gradual resumption of on-campus research activity.
With health and safety as its continued priority, the University remains in Stage 2 of resuming research and has provided guidelines to the campus community for safely reopening and operating in labs and other facilities. This process is continuing during the 2020-21 academic year, including as the State of Rhode Island adjusts its COVID-19 guidelines.
Additional information and resources on resuming research are available on the Research at Brown website.