Guidance on ethical issues in research involving humans
Research involving humans - response to COVID-19
27 July 2020
Due to the current circumstances (Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s roadmap out of lockdown), research should be conducted using online or remote methods where at all possible.
New or restarting in-person face-to-face research or research involving travel must be permissible, safe and ethical. If that is not possible, it must be postponed.
For more information, see the interim guidance for research involving humans.
The guidance on this page covers the specific ethical issues you may need to consider when completing your ethical application form if you are conducting research involving human participants, their data or samples.
For guidance on other aspects of good research conduct visit the good research conduct web page.
If you are unable to find guidance relating to your circumstances seek advice from your School ethics committee and consult external guidance specific to your discipline (such as a learned society).
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