Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19

MU officials continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak. Please refer to the Show Me Renewal and MU Alert websites for the latest updates and information. Information for research and creative arts spaces can be found at ORED’s restart page.

As of Aug. 6, faculty or staff are no longer required to complete the Return to Work Authorization Form. However, for undergraduate, graduate and professional students participating in research or creative activities — either as paid staff or in education roles — the form is still a prerequisite to return to research or creative activities on campus.

Safety is our number one priority at MU. If you have concerns about safety in research labs or creative spaces, we ask that you complete the Health and Safety Concerns compliance tool to alert campus of these concerns.

Research News


Photo of a city playgroundAccessible Playground Encourages Imaginative Play for Kids of All Ages and Abilities

The School of Health Professions debuted an inclusive and accessible playground that includes wheelchair-accessible structures and towers.


Photo of a drone flying above farm fieldsTeam Devising Way to Analyze Images from Drone Footage

Kannappan Palaniappan, a professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, is devising a way to more efficiently create high-resolution panoramic-style images that can be used to make timely decisions on the farm.



ORED invests in our faculty’s success through ResearchFRST.  The program offers resources, support and training that enable professional development, large interdisciplinary project grant support and research collaboration development.

New> Research Development Programs
Early Career Research Development Fellows Program & Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program

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