Division of Research Safety

A unit of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

University of Illinois

Promoting a culture of safety through the implementation and oversight of comprehensive safety programs, building partnerships, and providing key services.


Contact DRS immediately to report any incident or near miss (e.g. "close call") at 217-333-2755 or drs@illinois.edu. DRS will complete a follow-up report detailing the events that led to the incident or near miss. For more information see the Incident Reporting and Investigation page.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to be tested for COVID-19 if they are on campus. Saliva-based testing is now available.

DRS has launched a new training, COVID-19 SafetyTraning. The training provides basic COVID-19 safety information for everyone working on campus. It can be accessed by clicking here.