In-person/face-to-face research involving human participants has resumed with exceptions, subject to approved health and safety plans, current ethics and/or permit approval and applicable physical distancing requirements. However, it is advisable continue to conduct your research remotely if you are able to do so.
If your previously approved or new/proposed research involves face-to-face contact with human participants, please review the following.
Please ensure that the following documents are appended to your research ethics application, for any research study involving in-person research with human participants:
- Protocol or Amendment Application Form
- Addendum Checklist: In Person Research with Human Participants
- An informed consent form that includes COVID-19-specific consent language (see Template - COVID-19 consent language).
- Health and Safety Plan
Please note approval of new or previously approved in person research is based on your confirmation that you will abide by the measures and procedures listed in your approved Health and Safety Plan for in person research. Please ensure all research team members and participants complete the YU Screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms before they conduct/participate in person research. If they answer YES to any of the questions on the questionnaire, no in person research should be conducted. Screening verification records need to be kept for 30 days.
Please also note for on campus research, in addition to the precautions above, all researchers/personnel and participants should be fully vaccinated, unless they are medically exempted, as per York U’s vaccine policy. Proof of vaccination for York community members (Staff/students/faculty) must be uploaded to the YU Screen to continue accessing York’s campuses. Guests will also be required to confirm that they have been vaccinated and be prepared to show proof while on York’s campus if requested.
Should you have any other questions regarding resuming in person research, please email email@example.com.