Last update: 5.28.2020
Study teams should consider replacing in-person study visits with “remote” options for questionnaires, surveys, screening, follow-up, and consenting. Please see Remote Study Activities Guidance to help plan for how recruitment, research interventions, and data collection can occur remotely. (Please see the guidance at the bottom of the HIPAA page regarding tools that can be used for remote study visits.) 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.