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 Jane McElroy, associate professor of family and community medicineShifting Perspective

Jane McElroy, an associate professor of family and community medicine, has documented the rapid shift to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. MU Health Care’s rapid adoption of telehealth is now included on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Photo from MU’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for VeteransBusiness Bootcamp Helps Train U.S. Veterans to be Entrepreneurs

In August, veterans from across the country with a dream of owning their own businesses traveled to campus for an intensive eight-day residency courtesy of MU’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans where they learned the steps of creating their own successful companies.



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 incentive programs.

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

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