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Field Safety

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Field Safety

Anza Borrego Research Center

Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center / Photo by Christopher Woodcock

UCI Field Safety

Field research can present many challenges that the researcher(s) may not have anticipated or planned for as they perform the work. For example, factors such as the weather, insects, animals and harmful plants are just a few of many potential factors that could interfere with planned activities. To aid in preventing or mitigating these challenges, a UCI Field Safety Plan should be completed and reviewed by all field party members.

The UC Field Operations Manual is a "best practices" document intended to serve as a planning tool for trip leaders, as well as a reference for common field hazards and relevant campus resources and policies.


Insurance and Travel Alerts

  • UC Away: If you are traveling more than 100 miles from campus, register your trip for travel insurance documentation.

  • Worldcue Trip Planner: Provides a direct link to a personalized “Trip Brief.” If conditions change, or security alerts are issued while you are traveling, you will receive location-specific alerts via email from Worldcue (storm warnings, civil unrest, disease outbreak alert, etc.).



Visit the UCOP Traveler's Assistance site for more information including:


Other Trip Planning Resources:


Other Helpful Resources: