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Research Involving Human Subjects IRB

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Research Involving Human Subjects IRB

Dear research community,

We want to provide you with the newest guidance regarding working with human subjects during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As many of you are aware, we suspended in-person face-to-face human subjects research (HSR) both on and off campus for the safety of our researchers, participants, and the campus community as a whole in early March. As restrictions are starting to lessen and we begin to move forward as a campus to return to normal operations, we are finding a path to resuming research on campus. We know that many of you have in-person HSR that you are eagerly hoping to resume. We are trying diligently to accommodate this in a manner that is safe for both you and your participants.

Beginning June 1st, you will be able to apply for your in-person HSR to resume via a Request for Change application. Instructions along with necessary accompanying documents can be found by clicking the button below. Projects cannot resume without approval. Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding or contacting the IRB. While some of these steps may seem cumbersome, we believe that they are necessary at this time to protect participants, research personnel, and our community. We hope that these steps are temporary and that we can go back to normal processes in the near future. We want to fully support our campus community and your research endeavors in the best and safest ways possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in these ever changing times.

Resuming Research During COVID-19 Pandemic

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