Research involving humans and Covid-19
26 August 2021
Researchers should consider using online or remote methods if possible. Any in-person face-to-face research or research involving travel must be permissible, safe, and ethical.
For more information on research involving humans, Covid-19, and the ethical review process, see the interim guidance for research involving humans.
If you research involves the NHS see the Guidance for research involving the NHS.
Researchers must check the University coronavirus information pages and travel and fieldwork guidance frequently and before commencing any activity to ensure they are complying with current requirements:
The University has developed template participant documents based on key ethical issues and legal requirements.
These must be used for all research involving human participants, their data or samples.
These documents should be tailored to your participants and their accessibility requirements (see 'accessibility resources' below) - modifiable content is in red text, and guidance is in blue text.
Further editing (i.e. of black text) is not encouraged. If it is required to meet the needs of your project, you must provide details and justification in Q31 of the ethical review application form (Word).