For researchers

As Memorial and the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank all members of our university community for their continued co-operation.

In keeping with Memorial’s return to campus on July 13, the St. John’s Campus is fully resuming research in on-campus research spaces, fieldwork and research involving interactions with research participants. Read update from vice-president (research) here.

Researchers at Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute Campus should contact their research offices to confirm details for research activities based from those campuses.

For questions related to research pertaining to Labrador, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, interim dean, School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies, ( can provide guidance.

As we return to more normal research activities, please continue to follow all public health advice and Memorial COVID-19 processes, which may change from time-to-time as we continue to live with COVID-19.

If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus or to other workspaces where you will be interacting with others. If you feel well enough to work, please work remotely. This will help ensure the health and safety of both you and your colleagues, students, and research participants.

For researchers who plan to undertake activities outside of Canada, please follow current travel approval processes. For all research activities that take place off-campus, please contact if there are any additional public health restrictions in the jurisdiction of the research beyond those that were in place at the time the research activity was approved under Memorial’s COVID-19 research protocols.

Researchers should monitor Memorial’s COVID-19 webpage for updates and check for relevant COVID-19 information, notices and updates on unit specific webpages.

Vice-president (research) portfolio

Marine Institute and Grenfell Campus

Researchers can also contact the Marine Institute’s Office of Research and Development and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Grenfell Campus.

Research ethics

Research ethics information related to the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR), the Grenfell Campus Research Ethics Board (GC-REB) and the Health Research Ethics Board are posted on their respective websites.

Indigenous research

Indigenous communities across the province may follow a different scheduling for research opening and Memorial University will follow recommendations from the Miawpukek (Conne River) First Nation, Qalipu First Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, Innu Nation, NunatuKavut Community Council and any other Indigenous governing body or community regarding research implicating Indigenous groups. In the case of research impacting Indigenous groups, please contact In all cases where research impacts on Indigenous groups, the permission from the appropriate Indigenous group is a condition of approval to undertake or resume research. In the case of research pertaining to Labrador, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, interim dean, School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies, ( can provide guidance. In the case of all other research impacting Indigenous groups, please contact

Library information

For the latest information on library services at Memorial, please visit the Library's COVID-19 information page.



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