Guidance for Safe Restart of Research Activities

Effective June 10, 2020

Research Restart Guide (RRG)

Protocol for the Safe Return of Undergraduates to Mentored Research and Scholarship Activities of Wake Forest Faculty

Guidelines for Undergraduate Student Researchers at the School of Medicine

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Operations

ORSP staff are continuing to work remotely but are available to assist as usual. Although we do not expect any disruption in proposal submissions, communication via email, lack of immediate access to hardcopy files, and other factors may reduce operational efficiencies and response time. Researchers are asked to be aware of this possibility and provide longer lead-time pertaining to grant proposal development, etc.

Human Subjects Research

The first step in restarting in-person research procedures with human participants is to contact our office [irb@nullwfu.edu]. Human Research Protections staff will review your IRB-approved protocol to screen for study-specific COVID-19 risks per the Research Restart Guidance. After ensuring that necessary modifications to minimize COVID-19 risks to human research participants have been adopted, the research can be cleared for restart of in-person procedures.

New, amendment, renewal, and safety event applications are being processed as usual in eIRB. If investigators need assistance, we are available to confer by phone or video conference.

Environmental Health and Safety

General Safety Precautions for the WFU Community during COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Restarting Research FAQS

For an updated list of the most frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.

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