Research Continuity Update XVI

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, Vice President for Research.

As the State of Florida has begun to slowly reopen, Florida State University has taken steps to incrementally expand on-campus research operations.  More information is available HERE. We continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal officials to maintain the health and safety of our campus community while also looking for ways to increase our research capacity.

The fluidity of the situation is likely to require continuing flexibility, and we will continually evaluate the status of our operations to ensure that we are doing the utmost to protect our faculty, students and staff.

Vice President Ostrander will hold his sixteenth all-campus Zoom call at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, where he will provide updates and answer questions related to this process. To join this meeting, please click here: JOIN ZOOM MEETING.

If you have any specific questions related to issues you are anticipating or are already encountering, please email Gary Ostrander (, Laurel Fulkerson ( or Kerry Peluso ( and we will get you back to you as soon as possible.