Update regarding the request form for on-campus research and scholarly activities from vice-president (research)
I am writing to advise of an update with respect to the form to be used in requesting access to on-campus spaces for the purpose of activities related to research and scholarly activities.
As you are aware, we have put in place a process that has allowed researchers who need to access the campuses or carry out field work to be able to do so, subject to best health and safety practices. The COVID-19 Research Working Group (CRWG) Framework for a Phased Approach to Returning to On-Campus Research Spaces, Fieldwork and Face-to-Face Interactions with Research Participants remains in effect and we are currently operating at Level 2 of the Framework. To date approximately 650 requests have been processed through this process.
Based on feedback from members of the CRWG, the request form for on-campus research activities has been streamlined and is available here. The request forms to be used for research involving fieldwork or face-to-face interactions with research participants have not been modified (see the Face-to-Face Interactions with Research Participants Request Form here and the Fieldwork Request Form here).
For Level 2 requests, researchers must submit the forms to their dean or school head (see the CRWG Framework for campus specific procedures). For all research requiring ethics clearance or Indigenous group permission, researchers must ensure that such permissions and ethics clearances, or amended protocols/clearances, are linked or uploaded in ROMEO.
Once again, we greatly appreciate your excellent cooperation with the processes we have put in place under the COVID-19 circumstances. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if we can be of help to you as you continue to advance your research programs.
Dr. Neil Bose
Nov. 24, 2020