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Is this your first time working at UMBS as a researcher (i.e. PI, postdoc, graduate student (running own project) etc.)? If so, click the red button above to create a new user account and propose a new project in Mfield. The form can be found on your user landing page under the User Menu -> Submit Research & Housing App

If you are part of a research team, the project lead must register the project first and give the exact project title to team members so they can register with the same project. Many projects are already registered with UMBS.

If you have done research at UMBS before, click the orange button above to update an existing project description OR create a new research proposal from your user landing page under the User Menu -> Submit Research & Housing App. 

Please submit a new research and housing application every year so that we have updated information on dates, equipment you are bringing or will need, your research role, or any other changes related to your project.

If you will have other researchers working with you on a project you lead, you will need to share the exact project title so team members can register under th correct project.


NOTE: Your housing or research facilities can not be assigned until you have submitted all the information requested in our Research and Housing Application. Your invoice will based on the dates you submit and update in your housing form.

If you are having trouble accessing Mfield, contact Data Manager Jason Tallant at

We will keep you informed of any changes in requirements or guidelines regarding the COVID pandemic safety protocols as we approach the opening of the UMBS facilities.  We expect to follow the COVID-related policies in place at the U-M Ann Arbor campus, including masking and vaccination requirements.

For information about the research project approval process you can go to the UMBS Research Project and Data Stewardship Policy

Whether you are a first-timer or returning resident, please take time to read our Guide to Living and Working at the Biological Station. It should answer many of your questions about daily life and community standards.