Temporary UNC Policy on Human Subjects-Related Research Visits at UNC-Chapel Hill during COVID-19 Outbreak
Effective March 13th, 2020
In light of recent State of North Carolina and University statements on COVID-19 and the rapidly evolving outbreak, UNC-Chapel Hill is issuing a temporary policy related to human subjects-related research visits. This policy is being implemented to protect research participants, researchers, and the larger UNC community from risk of infection from COVID-19 as well as to ensure ongoing access to research which may provide essential support and care to participants.
This policy does not apply to IRB-approved study activities that do not involve direct subject contact (e.g., chart review, Qualtrics surveys, and remote interviews). Please refer to the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) website and previous communication for submission requirements regarding protocol deviations, exceptions, and emergency use.
This policy will be revised weekly or when appropriate based on new information and circulated to the UNC research community.
- More information about the University’s response to coronavirus can be found at https://www.unc.edu/coronavirus/.