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What if I’m planning a new research study that requires face-to-face human subjects research activities?
Last updated: 5.28.2020
The same requirements apply to new IRB approved research studies as those that are restarting face-to-face visits. If you do not yet have IRB approval, please submit to the IRB.
All research tasks that can be performed remotely should continue to be performed remotely, even after the phase-in start date. If your new study has activities that can be conducted remotely, these should be built into the IRB application materials at the time of approval or via a change of protocol after initial approval. The HS IRBs has guidance available on remote visit requirements and considerations for human subjects research, see Remote Study Activities Guidance.
The steps to apply for conducing new research with face-to-face visits is the same as for already approved studies. Please see the FAQ titled, What are the first steps for study teams to get approval to restart face-to-face visits for an IRB-approved study?.