As campus operations move forward, the IRB continues to recommend that PIs follow the return to research guidelines set forth by the institution. If participation puts an unvaccinated person at increased risk, this risk should be disclosed to subjects in the consent form so they can make an informed decision about participation. Also note that it is unethical to require a subject to be vaccinated in order to participate in research that is not directly related to vaccine status as not everyone is able to take the vaccine for medical or other personal reasons. Researchers should continue to follow State and University recommended methods for minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.
IRB Coordinators have set aside meeting times for questions and you can schedule Zoom meetings with each using Calendly. If none of the available times work for your schedule, contact the coordinator via email to set another meeting time.