COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Resumption of Research

Research Recovery

Stanford is currently in Stage 2 of Research Recovery

Guidance on Stanford Research Activities

  • All researchers should review the Appendix A: Researcher Return Checklist in the Stanford Research Recovery Handbook prior to coming to campus. All faculty, researchers, staff, postdocs, and students in essential roles authorized to work on-site will be indicated in the On-site Role Management System (ORMS).
  • Stanford has launched a COVID-19 surveillance testing program for the Autumn Quarter. The testing program is free and provides testing for faculty, staff, and postdocs not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stanford has created the Stanford Cardinal Research Recovery, a site to provide important updates about Stanford University's research recovery and return to work efforts during COVID-19. 
  • The Department of Pediatrics provides Pediatrics resources for research, and updates and resources from NIH, RMG, and Sponsored Research Project on their COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.

Guidance on Returning to Stanford

Cardinal Recovery: The Stanford Guide for Returning to Campus

Cardinal Recovery provides information on public health, phases of operational recovery at Stanford, hygiene habits for on-campus work, training and symptom reporting requirements, and guidelines for building managers. It also includes guidance to help members of the Stanford research community navigate the resumption of research activities. Visit website.

COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices Training

Stanford will require all faculty, staff, postdocs, and students employed by the university to complete an online training course, “COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices,” before returning to work on campus, starting with those who are currently working onsite at any University-owned location (including off-campus labs). Register for EHS-2470-WEB course in STARS. Read more.

Stanford Health Check Tool

To support the safety of the Stanford community on our campuses, those working in-person at a Stanford facility must report their health status through the university’s Health Check tool. in order to obtain a daily virtual Online Access Badge from the Stanford University online tool. Read more.

Stanford Social Distancing Protocol

Under the newest Santa Clara County public health order, Stanford has developed an updated social distancing protocol for our facilities in Santa Clara County. You can read about the protocol on the Health Alerts websiteRead more.

Resources & Guidance on Research

Department of Pediatrics COVID-19 Updates and Resources
This page provides Pediatrics resources for research, and updates and resources from NIH, RMG, and Sponsored Research Project. 

DoResearch: COVID-19 Research Continuity Resources
This site provides University and Sponsor guidance, funding opportunities, and more.

Research Management Group’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources
The site provides updated guidance and information from Research Management Group as it becomes available from NIH. 

Spectrum COVID-19 Updates & Resources
This site provides guidance regarding research activities and additional resources related to COVID-19.

Stanford Research Compliance Office - Institutional Review Board (IRB)
This site provides guidance related to any COVID-19 clinical research, including studies that require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval as well as quality improvement projects.

Stanford’s Sponsored Research Projects Information and Resources
The Stanford Office of Research Administration provides COVID-19 information from government agencies, sponsors, and Stanford University, for guidance on sponsored research activities.

COVID-19 Updates from MCHRI

MCHRI Events

In light of Stanford University’s health advisory around social distancing and capacity restrictions for campus events due to concerns related to COVID-19:

  • MCHRI Seminar Series scheduled after June will be moved to virtual sessions. Please view the MCHRI Seminar Series page for the latest updates.
  • The 3rd annual MCHRI Symposium set for Friday, November 6, 2020 has been moved to a virtual conference. Please visit the MCHRI Symposium page for the latest information.

MCHRI Research Programs

No-Cost Extension Policy

During the COVID-19 health crisis, MCHRI is acting in accordance with our no-cost extension (NCX) policy.*  MCHRI allows requests for NCXs of up to 6 additional months due to unforeseen circumstances.  Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the award end date.  We anticipate a NCX for your MCHRI award may be necessary given the restrictions on research due to COVID-19.  We are requesting recipients of awards impacted by COVID-19 to complete the online NCX form through the link here.  MCHRI requires an update on progress to date and asks that you provide an assessment of the impact from COVID-19 on your research in your request.  This information will be taken into consideration at the time of final progress report. These are no-cost extensions only and any requests for additional funds will not be considered. 

*NCX’s are not allowed for MCHRI Bridge, Clinical (MD) Trainee & Postdoctoral Support awards.

For questions about MCHRI updates related to COVID-19, please contact MCHRI Adminstration

COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls & Webinars


October 15, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series: COVID and Our Schools: Navigating Complex Trade Offs
Lisa Chamberlain, MD; Ryan Padrez, MD; Jackie Czaja, MD; Shawneece Stevenson, MSW; Christina Parker

October 22, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series: Virology 101
Ann M. Arvin, MD

October 21, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Medicine Grand Rounds: Lambda Trial in COVID-19
Prasanna Jagannathan, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology

October 28, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Medicine Grand Rounds: Immunomodulators for treatment of COVID-19
Nidhi Rohatgi, MD; Neera Ahuja, MD; Andra Blomkalns, MD

October 29, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
COVID-19 Community Town Hall V: Impact of COVID-19 and cancer.
Join Stanford Cancer Institute and Community Outreach & Engagement for a town hall designed for the local and regional community to provide education about the impact of COVID-19 and cancer. Register here.

COVID-19 Research at Stanford

Stanford Medicine Research >

Stanford Medicine scientists have launched dozens of research projects as part of the global response to COVID-19. Some aim to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease; others aim to understand how it spreads and how people’s immune systems respond to it. Click here.

Stanford RISE: Research Across Campus >

Stanford researchers quickly developed novel ways of testing for COVID-19, began testing drugs that might treat the disease and modeled the effects of social distancing. This site includes a list of COVID-19 research and projects being done on campus (SUNet login). Click here.

Participate in COVID-19 Research: Stanford Medicine Research Registry

The Stanford Medicine Research Registry connects people like you, with teams conducting research, to improve health care and well-being. If you are eligible for a study, researchers may contact you to provide additional details on how to participate.