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What research is considered critical during the “shelter in place”?

At this time, no researcher should be physically present in campus laboratories or research spaces except to conduct approved Essential Research Functions, defined as:maintenance required to preserve laboratory viability; ​certain clinical research per SOM Guidance for Clinical Trials and Clinical…

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If I’m on a TAship or RAship, will my funding be dropped? What if the class I was supposed to TA is canceled?

Many of our graduate students at Stanford are supported by research assistantships, fellowships and teaching assistantships. The provost has reassured all students that if they were offered TA, CA, or RA support for spring quarter, that support will be forthcoming.

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I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?

You should carefully access your plans and discuss with your faculty advisor or PI to determine the best course of action. For example, you might consider postponing or restructuring your research plans to avoid travel and/or to reduce the number…

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What should I propose to my PI as “work from home” projects?

Tasks such as analyzing data, planning or writing papers or thesis chapters, reviewing literature, doing calculations and modeling, updating lab training documents and standard operating procedures, and planning future experiments are all reasonable remote research projects. We strongly encourage you…

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