COVID-19 and research/creative activities at Bishop’s

COVID-19 and research/creative activities at Bishop’s

All research with humans will be evaluated by the COVID-19 Research Safety Committee, composed of the Director of Research and Graduate Studies, the Health and Safety coordinator, the Research Ethics Board (REB) chair, and a representative of the Senate Research Committee (SRC). In all circumstances, if the research or creative activities can be continued using remote methods, ensuring that proper security measures are in place (video conference platform security, secure passwords, network security and encryption), it is recommended that researchers continue to do so.

Please note that research with human participants that is not subject to the REB, such as naturalistic observation, as well as field work, must still be submitted to the COVID-19 Research Safety Committee for COVID safety approval and to grant access to the campus. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is available for more information as required, and the research website of myBU contains video tutorials on the process.

Research involving humans:

In collaboration with the Bishop’s University COVID-19 task force, the Research Ethics Board (REB), and the Senate Research Committee (SRC), the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) has compiled information from various sources to guide the gradual phasing-in of in-person (or “face-to-face”) research with human participants. A policy containing guidelines for gradual and safe phasing-in of in-person (face-to-face) research with human participants on the Bishop’s University campus was elaborated and published on August 7th, 2020.

For more information, please contact Raphaelle Mercier Gauthier, Research officer, at rmercier@ubishops.ca.