Critical update: Research activities
ColoradoSPH recognizes that our community is eager to increase on-
and off-campus research. While we continue to recommend telework and
remote human subjects research as the preferred option, the campus is
beginning a measured approach to ramping up research activities that
cannot be completed remotely. Guidance for on-campus laboratory and
clinical research can be found at:
Off-campus research that involves contact with research participants is now allowed. ColoradoSPH worked diligently on a plan to bring back all research in a measured, safe way. ColoradoSPH faculty developed a set of ‘'best practices' for conducting research off campus. This document is being used by a campus-wide group, including members from our downtown campus, to develop a broader set of guidelines for off-campus research. Faculty members are required to:
- Create and submit a research safety plan:
- Await approval to resume off-campus research from the review committee.
ColoradoSPH faculty, research staff, and volunteers at all locations share responsibility for the public health safety of others and for themselves. This responsibility extends to the community external to
ColoradoSPH. Supervisors at every level are responsible to understand the risks to employees and to prepare employees to control the risks.
The ColoradoSPH community also leads the way in extending the public health safety principles applied within the School to people outside of the School. Principal Investigators are responsible for monitoring safety plans and ensuring the impacts of non-compliance are mitigated. Unit level supervisors should be notified when non-compliance occurs.
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