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Dear RIT Research Community-
 
Given the most recent guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, State of New York, and Monroe County concerning COVID-19 transmission, RIT has issued these revised standards related to human subjects research:
 
All human subjects research that involves face to face contact with subjects must suspend in-person interaction with current subjects and suspend enrollment of new subjects until further notice unless the safety of the subject would be at risk if the research is discontinued. On-line interaction or data collection that does not require in-person interaction may continue.
 
The only research studies approved for the foreseeable future will be those which do not include face to face interaction with human subjects, unless there is a compelling reason, such as externally sponsored COVID-19-related research.
 
To submit research for review:

  1. We're suspending the need for signed hard copies of the Form A at this time
  2. Send an electronic version of the Form A and all supporting materials to hsro@rit.edu
  3. For student research - If electronic signatures are not possible, send an email to hsro@rit.edu from the advisor or department chair indicating you are signing off on the research (if email is from advisor please cc department chair); this email will serve as the "signature" we normally require on hard copies. The email should include student's name.
  4. For faculty/staff research - If electronic signatures are not possible, send an email to hsro@rit.edu cc'ing your supervisor/department chair indicating they are signing off on your research; this email will serve as the "signature" we normally require on hard copies. The email should include the project title.

 
NTID Form A - Internal and External researchers; Use if your research question focuses on Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.
 
 
RIT Form A - Use if your research question is not related to Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. Both RIT and External researchers can use this form.