SMU Research

SMU Research

May 18, 2021: SMU is no longer requiring masks to be worn on campus with a few exceptions. The mask requirement is lifted immediately except in classrooms and the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. Masks will continue to be required in all classrooms for the duration of the current term which concludes on May 28. Starting with the June term, faculty will have the discretion to require masks in their instructional spaces (classrooms, labs, etc.) as well as during research activities. Faculty members will communicate this information prior to the start of the course and include a clear statement about the classroom mask requirement in their syllabus. Masks must still be worn in the health center in accordance with state requirements for health care facilities.

Revised guidelines for research: Determination to require masks while conducting research is at the discretion of the project’s Principal Investigator. Decisions regarding resumption of previously, IRB-approved human subject research will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the IRB.

Beginning June 1, 2021, all Office of Research (OR) personnel will be working in-person at SMU. All contact information can be found in the Office Directory.



Research in Action

SMU is a private research university with a legacy of scholarly impact, creating knowledge and leaders through research and graduate education.

Research Day 2018

SMU Research Day 2018 featured posters and abstracts from 160 student entrants who have participated this academic year in faculty-led research, pursued student-led projects, or collaborated on team projects with graduate students and faculty scientists.