For UROP Payroll Coordinators

The Institute's response to COVID-19 requires adjustments to spring term UROPs. All in-person UROPs must end on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This includes UROPs taking place in on-campus labs, at the Whitehead Institute, Broad Institute, Lincoln Lab, area hospitals, other IMES/HST/Harvard facilities, or other research settings and collaborative spaces. Only remote or virtual UROP projects that are mutually agreed upon by faculty and their UROP students may continue for the duration of the spring term (through May 31, 2020). No on-campus/in-person UROP is allowed for the duration of the spring term. We are requiring that students complete a Spring UROP Status Update webform by Tuesday, March 31 to allow us to understand which UROPs will continue remotely and which will be ending.  UROP staff will follow-up with you to ensure that you have an accurate list of students within your DLC who may continue to submit timesheets for remote UROP work. We will make every effort to provide you with up-to-date information as quickly as possible, but please contact us at with any questions about submitted student timesheets.

UROP Payroll Coordinators play an important role within each UROP department, laboratory, and center (DLC). Payroll Coordinators are responsible for activating and terminating paid UROP appointments, as well as for processing weekly payroll for all of the approved paid UROPs within their DLC.

This section provides information on the UROP payroll process, including FAQs and instructions on how to use the online UROP system to obtain student project details and departmental reports.

UROP staff members are also available to answer any questions or concerns you may have and can be reached via email to:, by phone at: 617-253-7306, and in Room 7-104.