Research Updates

UPDATE effective June 16, 2020

Useful Information for Authorized Personnel Returning to UCSB/DCB during the Ramp Up of Research in Stage 3

Current information about UCSB’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the ramp up of all on-campus research effective June 22nd, 2020.

  • Wellness Survey: your name and UCSBnetID has been provided to ETS as authorized by the DCB Building committee to return to campus in our efforts to restart research in a limited capacity in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. As such, you will receive daily auto-generated email to complete a Wellness Survey at home BEFORE coming to campus. The survey is a short set of YES or NO questions and will provide you with guidance to available resources if you should respond affirmatively to any of the questions. One question will ask if you are scheduled to go to work that day or not, and if the answer is NO, you are still encouraged to submit the wellness survey as the campus feels that daily monitoring of your overall health is important during this time. Please complete this survey every day and do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell. Any questions about the Wellness Survey should be directed to Katie Mankins, Director for Special Projects in ETS.
  • DCB Access Log Form - please fill out this Google form each day you come to campus. The collected responses will be reviewed by the DCB Building Committee and used in case of a potential exposure to contact individuals you might have come into contact with. Campus-wide unique building and room QR codes for scanning and collecting data on entries and exits is coming by the end of June and once in place, will replace the DCB Access Log Form.
  • The DCB Building SOP
  • Please review the General COVID-19 related Safety Requirements
  • Please review the COVID-19 Safety Presentation
  • Please fill out the DCB Feedback Form to submit feedback or concerns. This can be done anonymously.
  • Questions: please send an email to



Previous Updates

UCSB Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Information

the Shut-down of Campus Research Activities

Current information about UCSB’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the shutdown of all on-campus research effective March 20th, 2020.


Key elements:

  • Research labs and facilities in the department are closed.
  • Research personnel continue to be employed and have been directed to work on research related activities that can be performed remotely (off-campus).
  • Critical maintenance of essential research subjects, instruments, cryogen stocks, etc.. is being addressed by key personnel to prevent any losses.
  • The shutdown of on-campus research will create unanticipated delays, which can be cause for significant anxiety for many. While there is no way to escape the loss of time, every effort is being made to assure that these actions will not damage careers or lead to excessive financial hardship.