The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is committed to assisting our students with virtual support and resources.

RESEARCH DURING REMOTE LEARNING

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities has released the following information regarding on-campus undergraduate research activities during remote learning.

For undergraduate students, the following rules apply to those undergraduates being proposed for lab work under a faculty ROP. It does not apply to students who need to be in labs to complete lab work that is essential to finishing their degree (an explicit degree requirement (e.g. a capstone project) that cannot be completed remotely or delayed and would prevent a student from graduating).

Undergraduates

  1. No new students will be allowed to begin on-site research either for credit or as an employee.
  2. No new volunteers.
  3. Undergraduates who are included on an already approved ROP and perform essential work on a faculty member’s research that cannot be done remotely are permitted as part of the essential workforce research or as an approved member of a COVID-19 research team listed on an approved current ROP.
  4. Students with prior research experience who are not included in an already approved ROP are not permitted to return to the lab for on-site work at this time.

We advise students and faculty to develop a fair plan moving forward, and have put together suggestions and resources for how faculty-mentored student research may be conducted off campus during the spring quarter. You may also consult our Tips on Managing Research Remotely, which compiles and summarizes tips from a survey of north campus undergraduates who conducted remote research in spring 2020.

ENROLLING IN SRP 99

Students may submit their SRP 99 contracts online using the MyUCLA Message Center. The submission deadline for Summer Session A is 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The submission deadline for Summer Session C is 4:30 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Please follow the instructions below to submit your contract via the MyUCLA Message Center.

  1. Log in to MyUCLA
  2. Click on the yellow “Need Help?” button in the top right hand corner
  3. Click “Message Center”
  4. Click the green “Ask a Question” button
  5. Select “Topic” and type “Student Research Program” in the text field
  6. Type “SRP-99 Enrollment” in the Subject Line
  7. Attached scanned copies of your signed SRP 99 contract and Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC) certification, if required.
  8. Click “Send”

SRP 99 contracts must be physically or electronically signed. Faculty who are not able to physically or electronically sign contracts may email confirmation to the Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at urhass@college.ucla.edu. The confirmation must include the student’s name, UID, and contract number.

WORKSHOPS NOW OFFERED ONLINE

All workshops and info sessions will be offered online during the fall quarter via Zoom. View our workshop schedule for dates, times, and links.

VIRTUAL ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

Although we cannot meet with you in person, we are ready to assist you remotely with advising appointments via Zoom (audio or video). 30-minute advising appointments with our Graduate Student Mentors are offered weeks 1-10 each quarter. Email urhass@college.ucla.edu to schedule an appointment.

RESEARCH WRITING GROUP

The Undergraduate Research Center’s Research Writing Group meets from 4-5:30 PM on Wednesdays via Zoom during Fall 2020 to support undergraduate students conducting research and creative projects remotely. Students are invited to bring their writing, snacks, and beverage of choice and work alongside other researchers in a supportive and collaborative environment each week!

CONTACT US

Our team is available to assist you remotely. We welcome you to contact us over the phone (310.825.2935) or by email (urhass@college.ucla.edu) during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM.