Research during COVID-19

Access to Zhongbei Campus

Starting January 27, 2021, all community members should re-submit campus access requests with updated Shanghai health code and trip code. Access will be limited to no more than 7 days until further notice. Please visit this page for instructions on how to submit access requests. 

For information on JRI space use during Covid-19, please visit this page

For Zhongbei Campus Geography Building operational support, please contact


Human Subjects Research, IRB and Office support
(Last updated on November 26, 2020)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Research Compliance Office (RCO) are currently prioritizing the review of amendments to active studies that are considering 1) returning from remote procedures to the original face-to-face protocol; 2) reopening halted studies, by conducting remote procedures only; and 3) reopening halted face-to-face studies, in the same in-person format under the current risk profiles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please note: in-person research with human subjects may resume once an amendment describing additional steps to mitigate risks related to the pandemic has been submitted and approved by the IRB.

In response to the fluid and fast-changing Covid-19 pandemic situation, new guidance and policies are being issued by national and local governments on a daily basis. Please Keep abreast of the COVID-19 guidelines that might impact movement of researchers or study participants. Depending on the risk status of your study locations, different epidemic control protocols may apply. Please be sure to check the risk status of the location(s) where you may engage in in-person activities, and you must follow all local epidemic control policies and protocols.

Please visit our website for the latest updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at


External Research Grants

The Research Grants Office is closely monitoring guidelines regarding COVID-19’s impact on sponsored projects, including the operations of sponsor agencies and the extension of proposal deadlines. General updates will be announced to the community and any program-specific updates will be brought to the attention of those affected.

For the most current, up-to-date funding information, you can visit our Research Grants Website, or subscribe to the funding announcement mailing list. Please direct any grant related questions to


Animal Care and Use Program

Vivarium operation and animal care activities remain operational for essential and approved on-site research projects. For any questions regarding the Animal Care and Use Program, please direct your inquiry to


Research Partnerships

We have to change the operations of our regular Student Summer Research Experience Program, due to COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to launch a special SUMMER 2021 research experience program for students from the NYU Global Network, who are currently in China.

We are continuously monitoring developments around COVID-19. Should there be any changes towards the NYU Shanghai/ECNU Joint Graduate Training program, we will adjust our operations to best meet the challenge.

Please contact for more information.


Joint Research Institutes

Joint Research Institutes and Centers are hosting all academic events (conferences, seminar series etc.) online until further notice. Our administrative team is working to explore alternative ways for organizing research programs. If you have any exciting research updates or you are working on any projects relevant to COVID-19, please reach out to us. We would love to hear from you! Any questions regarding institute related support and programs may be directed to