Research Ramp Up Planning Committees

In preparation for increasing research activity on campus in the era of COVID-19, MIT Vice President for Research, Maria Zuber, constituted two committees charged with developing general guidelines that would govern the ramp up process. The MIT Research Ramp Up "Lightning" Committee was charged with developing guidelines focused on research activities that were dependent on access to laboratory facilities and equipment, for which research cannot be done remotely. The SHASS-Sloan-SAP-Libraries-Museum Research Ramp Up “Thunder” Committee was charged with advising the MIT administration and developing guidelines on factors relevant to the ramp up of on-campus research in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Sloan, and Architecture and Planning schools, as well as the Library system and Museum.