In the event of a building or campus shut-down, you may find yourself having to work remotely, away from your regular office, lab, and resources for some time. Consider the following recommendations, if you find yourself in this situation.
Can your research continue remotely? Many library resources will still be available in electronic form, but lab facilities will not.
Does your documentation include sufficient directions for someone else to briefly take over maintenance of regular tasks? If not, consider writing that down so that a team member may be able to take over for you, for a time.
If your work is disrupted or delayed, you may need to re-schedule lab access or adjust deadlines. Inquire as soon as possible about scheduling necessary space or about adjusting your timeline. If your project is grant-funded, contact your grantor as soon as you can about possible extensions on any deliverable deadlines you may have.
If you will be able to work remotely, make sure that you have access to the sites and tools you need. Some U-M sites are only available while using the U-M Virtual Private Network, which requires downloading some software onto whatever computer you will be using while remote.
If you need technical assistance with research computing, you can call 734.615.0100, prompt 1.