Research During COVID

Due to COVID-19 precautions, any studies that can be conducted online (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 is reviewing proposals for in-person data collection on a case-by-case basis. Please review the Preparedness Research page for the latest information about in-person study suspensions. For COVID-19 related questions, please review our Ethics Amid Uncertainty FAQs before contacting the IRB office.

Unexpected events (e.g., broken water lines, extended loss of electricity, natural disasters) may require researchers to change their research procedures in order to accommodate concerns related to the emergency situation. Researchers can create emergency response plans. Visit the “Adapting Research in an Emergency” blog for guidance on emergency response plans for researchers.

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