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


Victoria Shepard, a junior communication major, performed three songs as H.E.R.Playing the Part Apart

It began as a talent show (with a twist) in a multipurpose room. Now, after more than a decade, Play the Part has grown into a flagship event for the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.


Photo of researcher in labMBArC Funds Cancer Research

An MU Interdisciplinary team of researchers, supported by a $200,000 grant from the Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium, or MBArC, are working to develop a precision medicine approach for targeting hematological cancer, like leukemia and lymphoma.



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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