The University is continuing to develop its response to the evolving COVID-19 situation with the goal of minimising disruption to research.

COVID-19 research at the University of Adelaide

Solutions to protect our health and safety will come via ingenuity and innovative thinking across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Explore our key COVID-19 projects, find an expert to assist with your COVID-19 project, and explore grant funding opportunities.

COVID-19 Research

Teams across the University have been preparing Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) for research. These plans will be activated in the event of a requirement to scale down some of our operations.

Detailed plans are in place to ensure continuity of service in this event, across:

  • Research Services
  • Adelaide Graduate Research School
  • Adelaide Microscopy and the Biobank
  • Laboratory Animal Services

In some cases, BCPs will provide for reduced levels of service in the event of a shutdown. However, critical services such as the care and monitoring of laboratory animals will be maintained. Details of the arrangements will be provided should it be necessary to enact the BCPs.

If you have any research activities under way that would be seriously compromised by reduced service levels, or if you are planning to commence any soon, please contact the manager of the service concerned who will be able to discuss the BCP in detail with you and jointly develop a plan to make sure that the impact would be minimised if the BCP is activated.

The University is considering scenarios where progress on contractual research is materially inhibited (e.g. due to the current international travel ban, or other restrictions) as the COVID-19 situation evolves. If you become aware of or foresee material impacts on your research, please email

 Read the Research FAQs