Compliance with Testing

RLOP faculty leads and faculty backup leads who are not regularly coming to campus can be exempted from COVID-19 testing by emailing

Changes in other RLOP personnel (students, staff, post-docs) should still be accomplished via the RLOP Personnel Change Request Form. This process ensures that the Public Health Promotion Center testing lists remain current as to participants who are on-site for RLOP activities. Check the UMass Asymptomatic Testing site for whom testing is required.

For assistance, please email


R&E Topic of the Month - February 2021

Mount Ida Innovation and Collaboration Space. The Mount Ida campus of UMass Amherst is a hub for innovation, connecting research and industry. It was established by UMass Amherst and the UMass Innovation Institute (UMII) to connect early-stage companies with our campus, the Commonwealth’s largest public research university. The collaborative workspace is also open for use by UMass Amherst departments that have a need for office or touchdown space in the Boston area. For more info, contact

Personnel-only Changes to RLOPs

Research & Engagement is providing a simplified approach to update the Research & Libraries Operating Plans (RLOP) if there are personnel-only changes. PIs and other RLOP lead investigators can add or remove personnel on existing teams in an active RLOP (original or v. 2.0) using an RLOP Personnel Change form. R&E staff will make the necessary changes to the RLOP’s personnel lists. R&E Information Technology has created a searchable Tableau dashboard of Participants by RLOP by Team that allows RLOP leads to obtain their current participant lists easily.

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