Due to COVID-19 precautions, any human subjects research study that can be conducted remotely should move forward with online procedures and forgo in-person engagement. Following guidance from New York State and Teachers College, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is reviewing proposals for the in-person data collection on a case-by-case basis. During natural or unnatural (person-made) disasters and humanitarian crises, researchers must establish extra safeguards to protect participants engaged in research. Please review the Preparedness Research page for the latest information about in-person study suspensions. For COVID-19 research-related questions, please review the Ethics Amid Uncertainty FAQs or Adapting Research in an Emergency before contacting the IRB office (IRB@tc.edu or 212-678-4105).
The Research Compliance & Safety Committee created a Preparing Researchers for In-Person Engagement Information Packet available to the TC research community via Google Folders. Please review this packet in conjunction with the below requirements.
If you have any questions about engaging in person you can review this contact list and contact the appropriate department. If you have questions about human subjects research, review the TC IRB website, or contact TC IRB directly IRB@tc.edu.
After IRB Approval: Once all approvals have been received, researchers can begin in-person study activities.