Research Request for On and Off-Campus Research Activities

Research Request for On and Off-Campus Research Activities

All campus research leaders seeking to resume face to face or human subject research activities on and off campus during this time will be required to fill out this form, describing the nature of research, and identifying key personnel needed to support it.

This request is designated for research projects in which work cannot be performed remotely.

The completed form will be reviewed by the Director of the school or unit, who will then make recommendations to the Dean and VPR office for final approval.

For off-campus activities, research personnel will be provided an individual advised consent form to acknowledge their willingness to return to work and to adhere to all necessary safety COVID-19 mitigation guidelines.

Research leaders will be responsible for communicating their project specific COVID-19 safety procedures and protocols for researchers and participants. We advise faculty to develop a specific checklist for keeping their researchers safe during the limited research activity. These schedules and checklists must be developed and maintained by the research faculty based on the current CDC and Dept of Health guidelines for social distancing and COVID-19 mitigation.

Visit the USM COVID-19 website for daily updates.