During Yale’s Phased Research Reactivation, all off-campus research involving human subjects and/or fieldwork will need approval from the Off-Campus Research and Field Work Review Committee, which has been appointed for this purpose. The committee is chaired by Steven Wilkinson, and its oversight is in line with a phased approach for reactivation of research on the campus and with the guidance of the State’s Reopen Connecticut initiative.
As of May 2021, a number of kinds of research are exempt from formal committee review if the researcher is fully vaccinated. Please take this self-assessment to determine whether your research is exempt from further review. If your research is exempt, please review the list of best practices provided here.
If your research is not exempt, the Fieldwork and Off Campus Research Review Committee is accepting two kinds of applications from researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students, and other trainees during Phase 2 and 3 as outlined below in: Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities.