COVID-19 Research Application Portal
UPDATE: (June 25, 2021) Resumption of In-Person Research and Activities
The Research Ethics Board (REB) and the COVID-19 Advisory Review Committee (C19ARC) have lifted the suspension for in-person (face-to-face) research and/or activities under the purview of the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation. The REB and the C19ARC have begun accepting applications involving research/activities which involve face-to-face research that cannot be conducted remotely. Both a participant and researcher safety plan is required, along with a justification for the need to conduct the research/activity face-to-face.
- For REB applications: a COVID-19 Measures Form is included with the REB application and will provide specific information on documentation required.
- For C19ARC applications (these are activities that take place under the purview of the VPRI but aren't classified as research), please see the application form here (section 2.3 & 2.4).
The REB and the C19ARC may revisit this decision should the COVID-19 pandemic situation deteriorate.
The following procedures and approvals are required for Research/Activities under the jurisdiction of the VPRI, with approves required at various levels indicated below - REB, C19ARC, Deans, and the VPRI. The following chart includes links to guidelines, resources, forms and checklists.
Please review the following Lakehead University guidelines/websites before completing the forms:
Important to Note:
The hosting of scholarly conferences will not be approved in Phase 3
Section 1: RESEARCH/ACTIVITIES NOT involving Human Participants/Community Members
|1.1 Off-campus Research/Activity (NOT Involving Human Participants/Community Members)Note: Travel, fieldwork and off-campus research/activity includes: domestic and international research travel, attendance at conferences, access to archives, meeting with collaborators, etc.|
|1.2 On-campus Research/Activity (NOT Involving Human Participants/Community Members)Note: On-campus laboratory-based research/activities includes ALL LABS - wet, dry, social - in ALL Faculties, service/ education (under the jurisdiction of the VPRI)|
|1.3 On-campus use of Faculty Office to conduct Research (includes in-person meetings with HQP)|
Section 2. Research/Activities INVOLVING Human Participants/Community Members Contact for Further Assistance: Sue Wright, Research Ethics and Administration Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|2.1 Off-campus Research with Human ParticipantsNote: Off-campus research with human participants includes international research activity. If activity is related to service/education under the jurisdiction of the VPRI please refer to forms in Section 2.3.|
|2.2 On-campus Research with Human Participants:Note: On-campus research with human participants includes in-person interviews, focus groups, etc. If activity is related to service/education under the jurisdiction of the VPRI, please refer to forms in Section 2.3.|
|2.3 Off-campus Service and/or Education (under the jurisdiction of the VPRI)Note: Off-campus services and/or education activities include off-campus outreach activities, meetings, training, workshops, international collaborations involving community members|
|2.4 On-campus Service and/or Education (under the jurisdiction of the VPRI)Note: On-campus service and/or education includes outreach activities, meetings, training, workshops, etc. involving community members|