For comprehensive guidance on conducting research during COVID-19, visit best practices and FAQs, visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research website.

The site covers:

  • Continuity planning
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Proposal Submission
  • Human Subjects research
  • Agency and CGR guidance
  • Travel and visitors
  • Animal care and use
  • Allowability of costs
  • In-person trainings and events
Conducting COVID-19 research?

The ICTS is coordinating WashU COVID-19 research to provide logistical support and help ensure rapid and successful completion of studies. Research teams planning COVID-19 studies should submit a description of their work. 

COVID-19 literature review

Washington University medical and graduate students are summarizing emerging academic research on COVID-19 in the hopes that doctors can find resources more quickly.

Visit COVID-19 literature review »

COVID-19 research at WashU Med

Researchers are studying virus behavior and structure, designing vaccines and conducting clinical trials. Visit the Response section for the latest research updates and results.


Visit the Visitors page for the current policy on visitors in research spaces.

Research announcements

Register your COVID-19 research

Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences is coordinating Washington University COVID-19 research to provide logistical support. Research teams planning COVID-19 studies should submit a description of their work.

Essential personnel designation for trainees

For trainees and their mentors: Trainees must request “essential personnel” designation through the dean’s office to remain involved in on-campus research activities.

COVID-19 research governance structure

A new COVID-19 research governance structure coordinates research activities with patient care, and prioritizes studies that require biospecimens, data resources and access to patients.