Remote Study Activities Guidance

Version date: 10.21.2020

Even as limited in-person study activities are beginning to be allowed back on campus, the pandemic demands that if study teams can perform research activities remotely, they should do so. Therefore, many studies are thinking creatively on how to accomplish their research without in-person interactions. For existing studies, these changes must be approved in advance by the IRB as a change of protocol, unless they are necessary to eliminate apparent immediate hazards to participants. This page is intended to assemble IRB guidance to help study teams plan for how recruitment, research interventions, and data collection will occur remotely.

Remote Recruitment

Remote study activities

Additional guidance for ongoing research projects