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Return to Research

Binghamton University plans to enable research and creative activities to resume in line with standards set by New York state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our Return to Research subcommittee, in consultation with Environmental Health and Safety experts and the Public Health Advisory Group, created a set of protocols and expectations that will govern our return to research. Here you'll find guidance documents as well as a form that must be completed before you return to campus spaces such as laboratories and studios or to off-site field work.

Our aim is to allow as many groups to resume research activities as possible while at the same time ensuring that people are able to access appropriate protective gear, significantly reduce density in our facilities and follow social distancing guidelines. These protocols apply to wet and dry labs, studios and multi-user facilities; the campus libraries are developing a separate set of protocols. Faculty members who apply to resume research activities should have an answer within five days of receipt of a complete and accurate application. These protocols will likely evolve as new information becomes available and as new issues arise. 

Note: The first step when you complete this form is to send it to Environmental Health and Safety at Further details from EH&S are available online. Additional approvals from your department chair and dean will be required. After those signatures are in place, completed applications should go to

Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention in Research Facilities


Non-Compliance Reporting

If you would like to report an instance of non compliance as delineated in Public Health Advisory, please fill out the form below.

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Last Updated: 5/28/20