UPDATED November 10, 2021:
At this time, invited guests and visitors to the Cornell Ithaca campus--including research participants*--who are 12 years old or older must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Principal Investigators are responsible for enforcing this requirement if it applies to their participant population. See the Cornell COVID-19 Visitors Webpage for more details. The Cornell Tech campus has its own visitor policy requiring proof of vaccination, which you can review on the Cornell Tech COVID-19 Visitors Webpage.
No IRB protocol amendment submission is needed to implement these participant eligibility and screening requirements, unless you are revising recruitment or informed consent materials. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns. The IRB COVID-19 FAQs and guidance materials have been updated to reflect this university policy change.
*If you believe your participant enrollment or retention will be severely negatively impacted by this visitor requirement, please contact IRB Manager Myles Gideon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All individuals on Cornell's campus--regardless of vaccination status--are required to wear a mask outside (when physical distancing cannot be maintained) and inside campus buildings (except in private, non-shared spaces, or when eating/drinking). As COVID-19 pandemic-related requirements on the Cornell Ithaca campuses are reevaluated and updated, the IRB and ORIA will continue to revise our human participant research-specific FAQs and guidance documents to reflect current guidelines. Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and please contact the IRB if you have any questions.
The IRB office published a newsletter on October 28, 2021. Click to read more.
For all new research projects involving human participants, please download and fill out the form below, and return to email@example.com with any necessary attachments.