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UPDATE for Fall 2020, J-Term and Spring 2021: Research with human participants and COVID-19

For Fall 2020, J-Term and Spring 2021, all undergraduate and graduate student research involving human participants must be conducted online or remotely. Exceptions may be made for graduate students with training in infection prevention and control (e.g., DNP students). Faculty and staff who wish to initiate or resume in-person research must contact the HPRB ( for more guidance. Any research involving in-person interaction must follow current public health and PLU requirements and will require a risk analysis and mitigation plan.

concern for participants

the HPRB is committed to ensuring that participants are treated with dignity, respect, and due regard for their welfare

support for researchers