Gallaudet University is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Gallaudet IRB has received some questions and concerns. These FAQs here contain information related to conduct of research and will be updated as new information is received.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers

Q: Is the IRB operating as usual? (Updated 9/10/2021)

Q: Can I still interact with my research subjects?

Q: How do I protect against the loss of video data during a recording?

Q: Do I need to modify my consent form or my study to include the risks of COVID-19 if there will be in-person interactions?

Q: What if I’m not sure if I should keep doing my research?

Q: As a PI of my research, what should I be doing now?

Q: How do I submit my paper-based materials?

Q: How do I distribute, collect, and store consent forms and other background information forms?

Q: How should I screen participants for COVID-19?

Q: Do I need to modify my study to make changes for alternatives to in-person study visits?

Q: Who do I contact if I have additional questions related to my study?