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Research Involving Human Subjects IRB

Dear research community,

With the recent developments and increased cases of COVID-19 in our area, we wanted to provide some guidance to our research community working with human subjects.

Any studies currently in progress, BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS, that require face-to-face contact must be suspended, including recruiting new participants. Where possible, studies may be modified and conducted virtually or over the phone. Please be aware that no research can be conducted on campus without authorized access to research space. If you require critical access to your research lab for your human subject research, you must get approval from AVC-R Smith.  Please note, very few are granted campus access approval. If you feel that you must continue on campus work, please contact the IRB at as soon as possible.

We are enacting this for the health and safety of both participants and researchers. Most protocol changes which need to be made to comply with this can be implemented immediately by contacting the IRB at We ask that you still complete a Request of Change application for these changes within 5 business days of implementing the change. If your research is funded, please reach out to your sponsor for further guidance on changes to protocols.

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

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

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