September 15, 2020

Dear UCSF Research Community Colleagues:

Plans for Phase 3 of increased onsite research were announced last week, including an increase in the allowable densities for both laboratory-based and onsite clinical research. I am writing to confirm that plans have been approved, and Phase 3 will begin on September 17. Laboratory-based research allowable density will increase to 50% density, or the equivalent of one person per two workstations, and the allowable density for onsite Category 3 clinical research will increase to 25%.

Please refer to detailed guidance provided on the OR website, and join us at the Office of Research and Academic Senate co-hosted Research Resilience Town Hall tomorrow, September 16 at 4:00 p.m. (via Zoom) focused on Phase 3 Onsite Research. Questions for panelists may be submitted online in advance.


Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc
Vice Chancellor of Research
Professor of Medicine and Orofacial Sciences