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.

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


Medalyn Supnet
Research Safety Specialist