Elings Hall COVID-19 Operations

In March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all laboratories at UC Santa Barbara were closed, allowing access only to essential workers to maintain critical laboratory functions. We are now in the process of a staged reopening, allowing select researchers to resume some on-campus research activity. The links below provide information and resources for CNSI researchers seeking access to Elings Hall. Please check this page regularly, as policies and protocols are updated frequently.

Elings Hall Access

Elings Hall may be entered with prior approval by the Executive Committee, using the Schedule Request Form. The building will be open by key-card access for approved workers only from 8:00 AM-midnight (including weekends). Prior to entry, please read the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures which contain important information regarding the preconditions for campus work, protocols for entry/exit, sanitation procedures, etc. Each laboratory will maintain a separate SOP and training protocol – please contact each PI or Facility Manager prior to the start of work.

Submit Access Schedules

Faculty, Facility Managers, and Incubator members should submit their schedule requests each week by e-mailing cnsi-schedule@ucsb.edu by NOON on WEDNESDAY for access the following Monday through Sunday. Follow the instructions on the form to avoid a delay in the review of your request. Trainees should arrange scheduling and access with their PIs or appropriate Facility Manager. Questions regarding scheduling should be directed to cnsi-schedule@ucsb.edu. Students should not submit requests directly.

Retrieving Packages

Visits to the package room to retrieve packages need not be scheduled in advance, however, only a limited number of pre-approved workers will be given access. To request access for parcel pickup, email purchase@cnsi.ucsb.edu.

Questions and Concerns

If you have a concern regarding working conditions, protocols, compliance, or any suggestions for things that could be improved, please let us know by clicking the button below to fill out the feedback form. You may submit your concern anonymously.