FAQs for conducting research

Safety Protocols for In-Person Research

What are the current campus requirements to ensure in-person research can occur safely?

Can I ask students/faculty/staff/employees if they have been vaccinated or require vaccinations prior to participation on my research project?

  • No. Asking an individual about their health status, while not a HIPAA violation, may encroach on their privacy rights and possibly place an unintentional power dynamic on the faculty/student/employee relationship. Students participating in research, and accessing campus facilities, will be asked to complete the daily symptom screener.
  • Faculty are strongly encouraged to confirm that a student is certified to access campus via the student’s Campus Pass daily as they enter the laboratory or research space. More information on the Campus Pass can be found here.

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