Because of the proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on 11/16/2020, and the need to reassign clinically trained research staff to clinical responsibilities, in-person research visits in UI Hospitals & Clinics facilities that are not essential to a participant's health and/or well-being should be postponed until further notice.
Examples of research that may continue include:
This guidance does not apply to IRB-approved, in-person subject visits occurring outside of UIHC facilities. Researchers should continue to follow their research plans approved by their associate deans for research and follow all institutional, state, and local public health guidance.
Please refer to the OVPR Responding to COVID-19 guidance for additional information. In addition, University of Iowa researchers should follow all institutional requirements as posted on the Campus Coronavirus Updates and guidance documents posted at The Loop. IRB-specific guidance may be found in the COVID-19 Information section of the Human Subjects Office website.
Please address questions to the Office of the Vice President for Research at 319-335-2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org, the Human Subjects Office email@example.com or 319-335-6564, or visit the HSO website at hso.research.uiowa.edu.
Thursday, November 19, 2020