Research during COVID-19

Content is up to date (last review in January 2023)


Access to Zhongbei Campus

According to the latest ECNU guidelines, effective Thursday December 15th, the university will no longer require PCR tests for those who hold ECNU campus cards. The test is now optional. You can enter campus by swiping your ECNU card at the entrance.

For non-ECNU card holders, please follow the application process for non-ECNU card holders.

The shuttle bus service between ECNU Zhongbei Campus and the New Bund Campus will begin running from Saturday, January 28th, 2023 with an updated schedule. Please click here to access the latest schedule.


Joint Research Institutes

Joint Research Institutes and Centers are hosting all academic events (conferences, seminar series etc.) online until further notice. Any questions regarding institute related support and programs may be directed to


Human Subjects Research, IRB and Office support

Following the university’s latest guidance on pandemic control, we are reaching out to provide you with reminders and relevant information on conducting research involving human subjects research.

We strongly recommend you conduct the research online whenever feasible. If your study can be conducted online but has not been approved by the IRB to do so, please submit an amendment to the IRB to add online study procedures (social media platform, Zoom conferencing, Qualtrics surveys, etc.). For guidance on submitting an amendment to an approved study, please follow the Manual on Submitting an Amendment.

If in-person interaction is essential to your research, please make sure that you have an IRB-approved Covid-19 risk mitigation plan in place to outline the measures and procedures to mitigate the risk associated with the pandemic. If you need assistance in drafting a COVID-19 risk minimization plan or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Please visit our website for the latest updates.


External Research Grants

The Research Grants Office is closely monitoring guidelines regarding COVID-19’s impact on sponsored projects. 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 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 direct any program related questions to