Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Restarting Research/GMS Now Available for Planning

Date Published: June 22, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

At the Research Town Hall meeting held last Monday, June 15, we announced that faculty who wished to return to campus to conduct research would need to submit a plan for resuming research via GMS in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the document “Restarting Research Activities at Georgetown: a phased approach.”

The GMS portal, through which we invite faculty to submit their resumption plans, is now available. One proposal is required for each research group or unit that intends to resume its work (graduate students and fellows should work with their PI or research leader). Please refer to this useful job aid for instructions on how to complete the submission form.

When you complete the online form in GMS, it will be submitted to your department chair. Final approval of plans will be made by the dean, in consultation with the chair and others.

Please note that even with a dean’s approval, research can only resume after we have reviewed the research reopening plan with the DC Government, and it has agreed to accept it.

As a reminder, for those currently approved to be on campus in support of research activities: wash your hands frequently, don’t come to work if you feel ill, and please remember that you must wear a face covering at all times, except when alone in a private room with a closed door or in a private vehicle.


Billy Jack, Vice Provost for Research

Moshe Levi, GUMC Interim Dean for Research